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: Govt should be careful about disappointing the public
At the end of yesterday’s programme I asked the question , “What are you looking forward to doing most under Level 2” Of course many said “get a haircut”. It’s...
Andrew Dickens: Are masks really the answer to staying safe?
As many of you will know I moved to a new house and new suburb just a couple of weeks before lockdown. We sold our house last year and over summer we found a 3...
Andrew Dickens: Why I'd rather be in NZ than Australia right now
It was fascinating to hear Winston Peters in conversation with Mike Hosking today. It’s been easy to forget with the extraordinary powers granted to Ashley Bloomfield,...
Andrew Dickens: Lockdown has worked - now it's time to let us go
Well, here we are in Week 7 of a nationwide lockdown to contain and eliminate the virus known as Covid 19. A new or novel virus for which the world has no cure...
Andrew Dickens: Civil servants have stuffed up Covid-19 response
So this is awkward. I go a flu jab this morning. And what makes it even more awkward is that I never even asked for it. This doesn't bode well for the narrative...
Andrew Dickens: Wisdom from titans of the past
Well it’s been a week where some voices from the past have been offering their comforting and discomforting voices. So what did we get? And are there any tricks...
'We don't know how lucky we are': The reality of online funerals
Andrew Dickens has shared his experience of online funerals - after attending his third such funeral since the Covid-19 pandemic began. After reading a text from...
Andrew Dickens: Zip it, Winston - now's not the time for a blame game
We have a saying in our family: No-one needs a could have/should have conversation right now. We pull that one out at moments of high stress when everything is...
Andrew Dickens: Both sides of Parliament need to find answers for small businesses
So the pressure cooker that our businesses have been in due to our response to Covid 19 yesterday exploded. It was the turn of small business to appear before the...
Andrew Dickens: McDonalds fans need to get their priorities straight
I know I’m about to be judgemental. I know that some people will say you shouldn’t impose your beliefs and values on other people who are doing nothing wrong. But...
Andrew Dickens: If level 4 ends, it is up to us to keep it that way
So here we are. After what seems both an eternity and the blink of an eye we come to the time to decide the next step in the battle against Covid 19. The choice...
Andrew Dickens: We need to remember we're in this battle together
Day 12 and things are getting real. People are losing their jobs and people are worried about losing their homes. For many it's a surprise as to just how close...
Andrew Dickens: Covid-19 shows we were not prepared for a pandemic
It seems counter-intuitive to be in the middle of a public health crisis and to hear that one of the first financial victims of the pandemic will be our doctors...
Andrew Dickens: People need to take responsibility over coronavirus
I don’t want to discuss whether our coronavirus restrictions are right or wrong, or if they’re too early or too late, or whether they’re too harsh or too lax. Because...
Andrew Dickens: Cutting GST won't solve coronavirus economic woes
I had a week off due to a number of personal reasons including moving house so I have had a merciful break. For a week I haven’t had to say the c word. It’s got...
Andrew Dickens: It's a time of self-regulation - can Kiwis succeed?
What a remarkable time of self-regulation and personal responsibility we’ve entered. First and foremost is the coronavirus kerfuffle that has engulfed the world....