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: 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...
Over half of Kiwis’ would rather talk politics, sex, or drugs rather than money.
Conversations about money can be difficult. We don’t like talking about it. According to research from Sorted, over half of us would rather talk about sex, drugs...
Andrew Dickens: Government promising more then it's going to spend
With all the talkback about the year fees free this morning the underlying issue was spending. More specifically, wasteful spending. The first part of the Government...
Barry Soper: The fundamental right to vote shouldn't be taken from anyone.
A view that prisoners should be encouraged to be an active part of society, rather than shut out. A Waitangi Tribunal report says the 2010 law change which bans...
Andrew Dickens: Finally we are seeing the full story around Oranga Tamariki uplifts
It’s not often when you’re watching television when you see a news item and you cheer and think 'well that’s about time', but it happened last night. I was watching...
Medical breakthrough: Menopause can be delayed for 20 years, doctor claims
Women can delay the menopause by up to 20 years with a new 30-minute operation that tricks their biological clocks into thinking they are much younger than they...
Andrew Dickens: Social justice division is taking Green Party off focus
The Greens conference was over the weekend and it highlighted a party for whom confusion is always their middle name. The Greens: two leaders, two strands. A party...
Andrew Dickens: Labour and National are both cynically politicising healthcare
There is no doubt that Simon Bridges had a good weekend at the National Party Conference. Saturday was a bit wobbly as he announced the new slogan 'Our bottom line...