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: Ministry of Health must shoulder the blame for Covid failures
Listening to the blamestorm over MIQ last week I thought the universe had tipped on its axis. There was our poverty defeating socialist Prime Minister, punching...
Brazil is building a new statue of Jesus bigger than Rio's
A huge statue of Jesus Christ is under construction in southern Brazil, and it will be even taller than its famous counterpart in Rio de Janeiro. The "Christ the...
Andrew Dickens: This month marks one year of MIQ - and the opposition's crackpot ideas
This weekend saw the one year anniversary of the quarantine system that has now entered all our lives - MIQ. You’ll remember it started in February 2020 with a...
Suez squeeze: The ship that launched a thousand memes
The plight of the unfortunate container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal has provided amusement for millions online, as the global chaos sparked by the incident...
Andrew Dickens: Housing package fails to address the real issues
It's nice to be on air again after another depressing week hearing New Zealand media, politicians and talkback callers give us their wisdom over how to solve the...
Andrew Dickens: Govt's travel bubble caution is toxic to their popularity
It’s D-day for bubbles. Is it really? Or will it be a day where there is an announcement about a future announcement as is the Governments favoured method of...
Scientists want to build a doomsday vault on the moon
Engineers want to build an underground lunar ark, filled with millions of seed, spore, sperm and egg samples from Earth's species, hidden in a network of tubes on...
Andrew Dickens: Wellington's problems the result of the ratepayer model
I spent the weekend in Wellington and it was fabulous. I went for my son’s 22nd birthday using the tickets I bought for his 21st birthday that I couldn’t use because...
Andrew Dickens: It's time Ardern stopped fronting the Covid battle
Let’s try this again - take two on 2021 - because we screwed the first take up. I had high hopes for 2021. Particularly when the first three day lockdown had the...
Andrew Dickens: Biggest weakness in our Covid response is our population
As I watch the news last night I wondered how the young lad at the centre feels as event after dream after hope gets cancelled. I wonder why the link between his...
Alaska woman using outhouse attacked by bear - from below
An Alaska woman had the scare of a lifetime when using an outhouse in the backcountry and she was attacked by a bear, from below. "I got out there and sat down on...
Andrew Dickens: We've come too far in Covid response to deal with bad reckons
Firstly today my respects to Christchurch. 10 long years. I was at the first memorial in March of 2011, one month after the event. Prince William was there and...
Andrew Dickens: Latest lockdown shows the importance of scanning in and staying home
Yesterday morning, I thought I’d start my programme with another call to rationalise or even nationalise our water and wastewater operations. This is prompted by...