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.
Greg Murphy calls for change after 9 die in crashes over weekend
Nine Kiwi families are in mourning after a horror weekend on the roads. Hawke's Bay Police have confirmed one person has died, after crashing their vehicle on Springfield...
Andrew Dickens: The abuse directed at Siouxsie Wiles was clearly sexist
Here we are on Day 1 of the July School holidays and, of course, the weather is atrocious in many places and will be all week. As if we haven’t already been through...
Netflix sued for making Sherlock Holmes too nice in upcoming film
Arthur Conan Doyle's estate is suing Netflix, among others, over its upcoming film "Enola Holmes" -- arguing that the show's depiction of Sherlock Holmes as kind,...
Andrew Dickens: Our great response to Covid-19 still deserves critiquing
Is anyone really surprised that Paula Bennett has zipped it sweetie and ridden into the sunset? After all, the horse she tied her cart to is languishing at the...
Should NZ open a travel bubble with the Pacific?
Pacific nations have largely avoided the worst health effects of COVID-19, but its economic impact has been devastating. With the tourism tap turned off, unemployment...
Andrew Dickens: The country is ready for level one
So if we don’t go to Level 1 at 3 this afternoon, there will be a riot. There are some who are good little scouts who believe in the crushing the virus like a sledgehammer...
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...