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: Why I won't say the alleged Christchurch gunman's name
Dame Anne Salmond, the historian and New Zealander of the Year in 2013, has come out with an opinion piece today in response to Friday's atrocity. It has been published...
Andrew Dickens: Time to focus on the victims of Christchurch terror attack
So it comes to my time to give thoughts on the terrible events that started on Friday. There are two ways to do this. One is to talk about my feelings, but that...
Andrew Dickens: Why I support kindy kids protesting climate change
Anyone who didn’t hear the interview between Mike Hosking and Waihi Kindergarten head teacher Kate Mullaney this morning needs to get to our website and have a listen...
Talkback callers react to George Pell's light jail term
Despite being found guilty of sexually abusing two 13-year-old boys, Cardinal George Pell was today sentenced to just six years in prison. The light sentence has...
Andrew Dickens: Shane Jones is ruining Govt's reputation
First impressions count. I remember being on deck on the morning that David Shearer decided to run for leader of the Labour Party. It happened quickly and he phoned...
Andrew Dickens: Real lesson to be learned from Jackson documentary
Well, I hate to hark back to the Michael Jackson documentary one more time but there is one final observation I need to make. Yesterday, I wrote of my feelings...
Andrew Dickens: Michael Jackson is over
So round one of the Michael Jackson evisceration is over and the nation is collectively having a shower. A nasty, brutal and graphic two hours and now another two...
Andrew Dickens: NZ lacks forward and proactive thinking
Another week, another litany of examples that we are a terrible country when it comes to forward thinking and planning. So I woke up this morning to Mike Hosking...
Should people be able to work where they want?
Talkback callers have shared their thoughts on working from home, after one company says they will soon make all employees work at home. BNY Melon in the UK has...
Andrew Dickens: Supporters of a capital gains tax should be angry
Well, I have really, really, really tried but I have failed. The same way I failed last year’s Dry July. I had the best intentions but it’s just too tempting. Or...
Qantas defends airpoints policy amidst complaints
Australia's largest airline Qantas says the notice it gives customers as part of its Frequent Flyer programme is adequate and it won't introduce new measures for...
Andrew Dickens: What parents can learn from 'yuck' Penrith Panthers scandal
You have to wonder at the moment whether all Australian league players do is play with balls and then go home and make sex tapes which they send to their mates. This...
Volvo to reduce top speed limit on all their cars
Volvo Cars says it will limit the top speed of its new cars at 180 kilometres per hours (112 miles per hour) in all markets as of next year because "too many people...
Andrew Dickens: The real danger in stripping Kiwi Jihadist of citizenship
It was gratifying, but not very satisfying to see that everything I said yesterday would happen around the Kiwi Jihadi has happened. Obviously, nobody wants this...
Kiwi jihadist being held in Syrian jail after surrendering
A New Zealand man's stint with ISIS has ended in a whimper. Mark Taylor, infamously dubbed the "bumbling Jihadi", has been captured in Northern Syria. Taylor,...
Andrew Dickens: How is a toupee more important than the right to vote?
It was with a slack-jawed sense of disbelief that I read that a convicted paedophile and murderer had threatened to take Corrections to court in order to gain access...
Andrew Dickens: Trump-Kim summit was doomed from the beginning
So a second summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump has ended before dessert with both parties storming out of Hanoi. I’d love to say I told you so except I...
Andrew Dickens: Strangulation arrests show NZ is a nation of domestic violence
The number of arrests in New Zealand for strangulation could be just the tip of the iceberg. Figures this morning reveal that since a new violence law came into...
Andrew Dickens: New Zealand needs to treat our buildings better
Here we go again - another debate about old buildings, history and legacy and of course, money. The Dominion Post reported today that the cost of Wellington’s Town...
Dickens: Wellington's bus crisis blamed for death - something must change
Yesterday my Facebook started pinging as the connections started sharing some sad news. It’s always worrying when you feel your phone buzzing away in your pocket...
Dickens: Gender ID backdown is latest Government 'cock-up'
This Government is lurching towards another embarrassing stuff up, either based on their naiveté, or their incompetence, or a belief they can do whatever they like...
Andrew Dickens: What is fair about a Capital Gains Tax?
The capital gains tax debate rumbled on over the weekend. Maybe it’s something in the weekend air but there seemed to be more opinion writers in the weekend media...
Andrew Dickens: Capital gains tax - don't panic yet
The most amazing thing about this Tax Working Group report is just how much people want to talk about it. And that’s a good thing because the more we talk about...
Andrew Dickens: Whittakers controversy a storm in a gender identity teacup
Another day, another storm in the gender identity teacup. To support Plunket, the chocolate company Whittakers has launched a gender reveal version of their coconut...
David Bain professes shock over Paul Wilson's crimes
David Bain was "shocked to the core" to hear his groomsman had committed a second murder. Paul Wilson, 55, also known as Paul Tainui, has pleaded guilty to raping...