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: 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 a dozen 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...
How to cope after the Black Caps loss
A reminder to the Black Caps and their fans that a game is just a game. The Black Caps have lost to England in the Cricket World Cup final on a technicality, after...
Talk of cheaper public transport fares for families welcomed
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff proposes cheaper fares for families, children on Auckland's public transport. Meanwhile Hamilton mayor Andrew King wants free public transport...
Barry Soper: Family funded care here next year
People caring for disabled family no longer have to be employed by the person they care for. It's part of changes to Funded Family Care policy, which will allow...
Andrew Dickens: TVNZ's racism documentary was simplistic, biased take
It was with some expectation that the family and I sat down in front of the television last night to watch the first part of a two-part documentary series called...
Andrew Dickens: 'Keep making yourself better every day'
OPINION So what dispiriting news. Turns out the emissions of households in New Zealand have risen by 20% in a decade. We’re using more cars. Our households consume...
Barry Soper: Could old issues affect Cabinet reshuffle?
Jacinda Ardern's mettle will be tested today as she unveils her first Cabinet reshuffle since becoming Prime Minister. Newstalkzb's political editor Barry Soper...
Andrew Dickens: Survey shows Govt is helping the hardcore
If I have one fault it’s that I’m too nice. That and my obvious lack of humility. My mum always used to say 'you’re so even, Andrew'. That was because I never really...
Stats NZ now collecting information about sexual identity
People who identify as bisexual are more likely to have worse mental wellbeing than heterosexual Kiwis, according to new data. For the first time, Statistics New...
Andrew Dickens: What Bridges, Barry, ACC and cricketers have in common
What does it look like when ACC gives the gun buy back $40 million dollars? On the ACC website it says they estimate that removing these prohibited firearms will...
Willy de Wit and David Downs discuss new mental health series
A new documentary series has shone a light on the plight of mental health amongst Kiwi men. In My Mind centres around prominent Kiwis, Paul Whatuira, Willy de Wit...
Andrew Dickens: No Royal Commission needed - banks have learnt their lesson
Those of you with long memories will know that I have often advocated for a commission of inquiry into the banking sector in New Zealand. I was particularly vocal...
'The Good Lord taketh away': Callers react to Folau's latest setback
Israel Folau has once again faced setbacks in his battle against Rugby Australia - but will this latest move hurt or help his cause? GoFundMe has removed Folau's...
Andrew Dickens: Professional sportsmanship puts boorish amateurs to shame
Hands down the greatest moment of the weekend came during the Tonga league test. The crowd once again was electric, the Sipi Tau and the Haka magnificent and the...
Rats are swarming NZ suburbs - how do we get rid of them?
Work's begun to control the rat and wild chicken population in West Auckland. Locals have recently raised concerns about an infestation of huge rats scurrying about...
Barry, Raylene and D'Arcy on their radio awards
Three of Newstalk ZB's newly crowned radio award winners have reacted to their wins. Political Editor Barry Soper claimed Best News or Sports Journalist for his...
Andrew Dickens: Gun buyback funds should have been spent on mosque victims
My Dad died 24 years ago this month and my Mum died two years ago in July. Winter has not been kind to my family. 24 years ago my Dad’s death was quite hard to...
Andrew Dickens: This Government does not understand transformation
We have a government in power right now who right from the get go have been proud to call themselves transformative. The impression they are trying to give is that...