Andrew Dickens Afternoons
12p.m. - 4p.m. weekdays
ANDREW DICKENS AFTERNOONS
With decades of broadcasting experience behind him, Andrew Dickens has worked around the world across multiple radio genres.
His bold, sharp and energetic approach is always informative and entertaining.
Kicking off with The Hour, Andrew gives you a comprehensive wrap from around the country of the key news items, events and opinion.
This is followed by in-depth discussion and debate throughout the afternoon with a special focus on issues affecting everyday Kiwis.
Andrew’s bold, dynamic and energetic approach is always informative and entertaining.
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Andrew Dickens: We can afford to borrow. It all depends on what it's for
COMMENT There was a funny little juxtaposition this morning on the breakfast show. Firstly there was the financial performance of Fonterra through the third quarter....
Andrew Dickens: Ban headphones and save the world!
I still get a newspaper delivered to my home. In fact I get two. I love them. There’s nothing like getting breakfast ready, making a pot of coffee and sitting...
Cartoon crushes unveiled after viral tweet
It's fair to say that the Newstalk ZB newsroom made some fresh discoveries about our colleagues today. A viral Twitter topic, sparked by comic writer Gail Simone,...
Study discovers bonobo mothers are the ultimate helicopter parents
If you think your mum is laying it on thick about producing grandchildren, take heart: At least you're not a male bonobo. Bonobo mothers have been seen performing...
Andrew Dickens: Christian Party feels it was ordered from a catalogue
How easy are we? Last week, Alfred Ngaro was some half remembered former Cabinet Minister who had slunk into invisibility in opposition. From time to time pictures...
Racing legend Niki Lauda dies, aged 70
Formula One legend Niki Lauda has died aged 70 after a period of ill health, according to reports. The Austrian Press Agency reported the news this morning. Lauda,...
Dickens: Rather than shut out immigrants, let's raise the pension age
Why are we giving immigrants superannuation, asked a nationally broadcast current affairs host who should know better this morning. Well, Mr Populism, preying on...
Andrew Dickens: Is the internet making us more negative?
Well, what to say this Monday? I could say I thought the Australian election would play out the way it did. I think we look at polls the wrong way. They’re not...
Andrew Dickens: Why Pink Shirt Day is an important reminder
So it’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast Day today. Actually just to clear things up. Pink Ribbon Day is in October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Today though is...
McDonald's in Austria to start helping US citizens
Lost your passport in Austria? In need of assistance? If you're a US citizen, there's a new way to deal with common travel problems. Under the terms of a new partnership...
Andrew Dickens: Maybe James Cameron isn't so crazy after all
After last weeks Just Transition conference in New Plymouth I was one of many who piled into the film director James Cameron and his wife. The pair were keynote...
Is it too soon for a Christchurch terror attack movie?
A film director says his crews have met families of mosque attack victims in preparation for making a movie about the March 15 shootings. UK-based Egyptian director...
Andrew Dickens: Here's what Ardern's Christchurch Call will actually achieve
So the Christchurch Call is about to be heard in Paris. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has arrived and spoken to host Emmanuel Macron and the media in the shadow...
Andrew Dickens: Legalising cannabis is unnecessary
So last night I sat down with my son and watched Jack Tame interview Chlöe Swarbrick about the proposed legalisation of cannabis. On a purely superficial basis,...
Andrew Dickens: We need to save our fertile land for farming, not housing
COMMENT It was fascinating this morning hearing Greg Campbell, the CEO of Ravensdown, the fertiliser company talking with Mike Hosking. Ravensdown and fertilisers...
Andrew Dickens: Telling everyone to go vegan won't solve climate change
So how terrifying was film director James Cameron’s speech at yesterday’s Just Transition conference in New Plymouth? The creator of Titanic and Avatar, who now...
Nick Smith forced into public gallery at select committee meeting
Drama continues in Parliament after Nick Smith was named and suspended from Parliament. National MP Nick Smith has been relegated to being a spectator at a Justice...
Dickens: Labour Government seeing in the return of housing crisis
It gives me no pleasure at all to gloat over the government's apparent failure with Kiwibuild. There are some opponents of this coalition who almost seem gleeful...
Sephora confirms opening of first New Zealand store
French beauty retailer Sephora has today confirmed its plans for expansion in New Zealand and that it will open its first store in Auckland this year. Sephora's...
Andrew Dickens: We're a nation of bullies
Too often I hear news that concerns me, that a decent society seems to become harder to achieve year after year. Too often I hear about the behaviour of parents...
Fighting the demon: New documentary explores NZ's Meth Crisis
A new documentary has shed new light on the 'second wave' of New Zealand's meth crisis. On June 12, 2016 police seized almost 500kg of methamphetamine at a remote...
Andrew Dickens: Extinction report a sobering look at climate change
As we worry about the environment and the human species’ effect on it, I find the debate is so easily derailed. Yesterday, Raylene Ramsay talked with us in this...
Andrew Dickens: Would a sugar tax actually solve anything?
I like sugar and it appears sugar likes me. I’m one of those despicable high metabolism people who seem to be able to chug-a-lug the white stuff without it hitting...
Rowena Duncum: Duck shooting season begins
Rowena Duncum joins Andrew Dickens to talk about duck shooting as the hunting season gets underway. It'll be the first season since the Christchurch mosque attacks...
Andrew Dickens: Is there a place for religion in sport?
COMMENT There appears to be a religious revolt in Australian rugby if reports are to be believed. In the wake of the Israel Folau furore a number of players who...