The Sunday Session
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THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH FRANCESCA RUDKIN
Sink into your Sunday with the best session around.
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News, opinion, analysis, lifestyle and entertainment – we’ve got your Sunday morning listening covered.
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Sunday Panel: 'Covered in the stench of failure' - is Collins' time as leader up?
The future of Judith Collins as the National Party leader has once again dominated headlines this week. Rumours of a Simon Bridges/Christopher Luxon ticket swirled...
Jacqui Maguire: Clinical psychologist releases new book aimed at children
When our little people experience big feelings, than can a challenge for parents. Uncertain times, like we have experienced over the last year, can be a big driver...
Whitcoulls Recommends: Spellbound and Dancing in the Mosque
Spellbound by Catherine Robertson This is the third in her series of books set in a small NZ coastal community called Gabriel’s Bay. A small town full of quirky...
Megan Singleton: Exploring Queenstown before the bubble begins
Queenstown has been a hot tourist destination for many New Zealanders over the last year, keen to explore the country while the borders are closed. And soon the...
Erin O'Hara: The link between sleep and stress
The relationship between stress and sleep is bidirectional—that is, stress can disrupt sleep and sleep loss can increase subsequent stress levels. Wellbeing expert...
Popstars returns to Kiwi screens
One of New Zealand's original reality TV hits is returning to our screens. Popstars, which allows budding musicians the chance to break out and become superstars...
NZ journalist who hosted Prince Philip reflects on his life
One New Zealander is reflecting on the time she spent with Prince Philip and the Queen. Clare de Lore told Francesca Rudkin about the time she and her husband,...
Mike van de Elzen: Whole roasted pumpkin soup
Whole roasted pumpkin soup 1 pumpkin 2 medium-sized onions 4 cloves garlic 1 ltr vegetable Stock 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp curry powder 1 tsp ginger powder...
Research using mice discovers why redheads have a higher pain threshold
New research out this week finds that redheads have a higher pain threshold than blondes or brunettes because of their skin's pigment! The research published in...
Celebrated NZ author Charlotte Grimshaw talks her revealing memoir The Mirror Book
Charlotte Grimshaw is an award-winning author of novels, short stories and essays, mother of three, wife of a high profile lawyer and daughter of literary legend,...
Britons ignore plea to stay home to pay tribute to Prince Philip
British authorities have implored people to stay away from royal palaces as they mourn the death of Prince Philip in this time of COVID-19, but they keep coming....
Two week India travel ban starts today; Human Rights Commission asks for justification
A two-week ban on all travellers arriving from India starts today. The temporary ban means travellers who have been in India in the past two weeks cannot enter...
'Massive exaggerations': Marine ecologist criticises Netflix documentary Seaspiracy
New Netflix documentary Seaspiracy has caused a stir, and now scientists are weighing in on its accuracy. Made by British filmmaker Ali Tabrizi, the documentary...
Sunday Panel: Should Easter trading rules be relaxed?
Calls for city councils to follow suit when it comes to trading rules today. Despite Easter Sunday not being a public holiday, current legislation stops shops from...
Megan Singleton: Enjoying Eden Park's 'Staydium Glamping'
Glamping is on the rise - but did you know you can do it in the heart of Eden Park? Travel blogger Megan Singleton went to try it out, and joined Francesca Rudkin...
Whitcoulls Recommends: Win and Bright Burning Things
Win by Harlan Coben. I believe this is the first book in a new series which is a spinoff from the Myron Bolitar novels he’s famous for. Windsor “Win” Horne Lockwood...
Cherie Metcalfe: Founder and owner of Pepper & Me on her new cookbook Keepers
Cherie Metcalfe is the founder and owner of popular foodie brand Pepper & Me. Starting out when her daughter Pepper was a baby, Cherie was selling her salt blends...
Michelle Dickinson: Explaining the worrying increase of Cyberchondria
The compulsion to look up symptoms and seek out health-related information using google, before heading to your doctor to ask for rounds of medical tests, is called...
Erin O’Hara: Tips for keeping the immune system strong during the change of seasons
At the end of summer when that first nip is in the air, it marks the start of cold and flu season.Anytime the season's change brings on cold and flu symptoms - your...
Oscar-nominated movie The Father review
Steve is the editor of Flicks.co.nz. Listen to the audio above as he joins Francesca Rudkin to talk about the latest in entertainment news, including the release...
Mike Van de Elzen: Pork ribs with house rub
Yeah to the long weekend! Hopefully we all have a little more time to reconnect with our food and get back into the kitchen. On the farm we host many classes,...
Wendyl Nissen releases her new book 'My Mother and Other Secrets'
Over the past week, Francesca Rudkin has been reading the new book by Wendyl Nissen, and it’s been a compelling and utterly gripping read from the first page for...
Food rescue charity KiwiHarvest opens new warehouse
Food rescue charity KiwiHarvest has official opened its fourth warehouse, this one on Auckland’s North Shore. KiwiHarvest salvages goods from businesses who are...
French hospitals boost Easter staff to battle virus resurge
French hospitals brought in extra staff for the Easter holiday weekend to cope with growing numbers of virus patients, while travelers converged on train stations...
Francesca Rudkin: Let’s appreciate how good we have it in New Zealand
Over the last week, I’ve been put in my place a couple of times. Just gently – and yet powerfully enough to shift my perspective. Last week I spoke to Helen O’Hara,...