Andrew Dickens Monday Afternoons
12PM - 4PMMon
ANDREW DICKENS MONDAY 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.
Andrew Dickens: 'Brawler' Bridges the only winner in Faafoi fiasco
So after the Faafoi fiasco the question is who were the winners and who were the losers. To my mind, the biggest loser was the celebrity who leaked his own pleading...
Andrew Dickens: Infrastructure spend-up will be Robertson's big test
Did Grant Robertson die and go to heaven? After a winter of discontent, a new spring has sprung for the Finance Minister. Grumpy old ANZ, the bank that has always...
Andrew Dickens: Ports of Auckland debate misses the point
Moving the Ports of Auckland is a no-brainer, it's just a pity that all the discussion so far has no brain and based on the wrong things. On Tuesday Northland Regional...
Dickens: Report on disabled people shows Wellbeing Govt's true priorities
New Zealanders have always been good at looking after the little guy. We’ve prided ourselves on our charity. Remember Telethons? We’ve reached out to the dispossessed. Remember...
Andrew Dickens: New Zealand has become muddled over guns
We seem to have got into a bit of a muddle over guns and it seems to be getting worse. After the March terror attacks using the infamous AR 15, a semi-automatic...
Former Wellington mayor Justin Lester wants a recount
Ousted Justin Lester has officially called for a mayoral vote recount in Wellington. It comes after results put Mayor Andy Foster just 62 votes ahead of Lester...
Andrew Dickens: The last hurrah of free to air?
So I suppose I should start the show talking about the game. How incredible is it that all I have to say is the game and we know what I’m going to talk about, even...
Andrew Dickens: Does anyone mind that Year of Delivery has failed?
Dear me. This Year of Delivery is just getting worse. Here we are 10 months down and nothing is coming through the letter box Today the Government dumped plans...
Andrew Dickens: Don't underestimate effect of Sky City fire
It was a very strange commute to work today. Coming in from the west on my motorcycle I stopped across the valley from the burning Sky City Convention Centre. It...
Sky City Convention Centre fire latest blow in a string of project controversies
Herald property editor Anne Gibson says the Sky City Convention Centre project's been marred with controversy from day one. She says it begins with the original...
Andrew Dickens: I have prostate cancer - but a check-up caught it early
So I have an announcement to make. I have prostate cancer. I will be having a radical prostatectomy to remove my prostate on November 20. I’m not telling you this...
Drug educator: ‘Shorter sentences for drug addicts could be problematic’
In a landmark judgment released by the Court of Appeal, meth dealers who can prove their addiction caused their offending could have their sentences cut. An offender's...
Andrew Dickens: NZ First prove once again they are more than a sideshow
This weekend saw the New Zealand First conference, which was surprisingly entertaining. I’ve always quite like New Zealand First as a true centrist party. Slightly...
Andrew Dickens: Why PM's Peace Prize hype was a bit of fake news
Last week it was announced that the Nobel Peace Prize has gone to the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The man who brokered a peace deal to the 20 year war with...
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, died Sunday at age 80, his family said. Baker...
Andrew Dickens: The country needs to go to rehab
There’s a common factor to the stories that made the headlines over the past few days and that commonality is drugs. Firstly the immense growth in numbers of gang...
Andrew Dickens: Tell Us The Whole Truth When You Come Up With A Big Idea
So a so called high powered group has come out with their suggestions for port reform. It’s an extremely important thing to think about because the 3 ports involved...
Family members of the Pike River victims re-enter the mine
Another milestone for families of the Pike River Mine victims. The agency has accompanied family members 170 metres in the mine's drift. It's the closest they've...
Andrew Dickens: Dumb Dog Whistle Politics Treats Voters Disrespectfully
One of the most consistent criticisms of the government is that they keep coming up with ideas that sound nice in theory but in reality are completely unworkable. The...
Basketball hoop hoo-ha: ‘We’ve invited the neighbour over for a BBQ’
A basketball hoop that raised the ire of a neighbour in Napier is being moved a few metres to meet council rules, but it's not enough for the neighbour who wants...
Andrew Dickens: Boom Times in Slow Times
Can you hear it. The chatter of real estate. It’s been a bit quiet all winter, the Auckland market dropped 2.4 per cent, but now it’s starting to buzz just a bit....
Community devastated as Maketu Pies goes into receivership
Whether it's mince and cheese, smoked fish, butter chicken - Maketu Pies is an iconic brand many Kiwis have grown to know and love. Nestled in a small town on the...
Andrew Dickens: It's time for the PM to be a star at home
Well the Prime Minister is back and all the glamour of her week abroad has quickly evaporated. Let me just say for the record that she did very well in Japan and...
Andrew Dickens: This government suggests too much
What a rare and exciting event it was this morning to hear Phil Twyford on the Newstalk ZB breakfast show. It’d been so long I’d almost forgotten his voice. So...
Andrew Dickens: Government can't put big road projects on the backburner
When it comes to roads, this Government is confused. National went into the last election with plans for ten big roads. Some were pie in the sky election promises...