Sunday at Six
Sunday nights are a chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy great conversation. Kick the evening off at 6pm with Frank & Jax. These two dynamic personalities are adept at moving between light, friendly banter, and heftier topics – wherever the mood takes the night.
With Frank & Jax a solid serve of interesting conversation, large doses of empathy, a good helping of laughter, and a side of enjoyment are the dinner order at 6pm.
Rev. Frank Ritchie
Frank is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable church ministers, but he’s not what many expect.
Frank’s the sort of guy who’ll be laughing at something inappropriate and cracking jokes one minute, but the next he’s adept at shifting to something deep and meaningful if the conversation warrants it. From riffing on about the merits of Marmite vs Vegemite through to discussing some of our nation’s grittiest stories that he has been connected with in his work as a media chaplain - he can do it all.
As an occasionally irreverant minister, Frank’s presence on-air makes Sunday at Six a unique part of the New Zealand radio landscape. Frank lives in Hamilton, being Waikato born and bred.
Jax Van Buuren
Jax is right at home being the life of the party, but life experience has given her the capacity to identify with the life hardships many face.
With a cheeky, impulsive, and infectious sense of humour she brings an easy warm vibe, and a whole lot of fun to the show. A Kiwi through and through she is thoroughly relatable and loves a good yarn.
Having grown up in a rural setting she doesn’t take crap from anyone. She’s at home in the farming world, but also comes with a love for health and wellbeing with a particular interest in foraging.
Frank & Jax bring to air a solid friendship, different personalities that sometimes disagree, and a love for Hamilton and Whangarei – the places they respectively call home.
Dr Tom Mulholland chats with Frank & Jax
Dr Tom Mulholland joins Frank Ritchie and Jax van Burren to chat about his preventative approach to healthcare and the KYND Wellness app.
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Chris Clarke from Wilberforce Foundation speaks with Frank Ritchie & Jax van Buuren about the findings of the COVID19 NZ Values Study.
Anjum Rahman reflects on the state of NZ's Muslim communities one year on from the Christchurch attack
Anjum Rahman from the Islamic Women's Council of NZ talks with Frank Ritchie and Jax van Buuren about the state of New Zealand's Muslim communities one year on from...
The First by Terry Moyle
Frank Ritchie & Jax van Buuren interview Terry Moyle regarding his latest book, The First, which rewrites the longstanding incorrect history of New Zealand's first...
My Life in Public Health by Dr Murray Laugesen
Frank & Jax interview Dr Murray Laugesen regarding vaccines, vaping and his upcoming memoir, My Life in Public Health.
Jo Seagar discusses assisted dying and hospice care with Frank and Jax on Total Recall
40 years since the first hospice was opened in New Zealand, Frank and Jax chatted with patron and ambassador of Hospice New Zealand, Jo Seagar about the end of life.
Historian Jared Davidson on historic censorship in NZ
Frank & Jax chat with author of Dead Letters: Censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920, Jared Davidson, about a fascinating chapter in New Zealand's history...
Warwick Henderson on the evolution of toys
Frank & Jax chat with author of The Fascinating History of Toys and Games Around the World, Warwick Henderson, about the evolution of toys and the nostalgic power...
The Good Citizen by Denis Dwyer
Frank & Jax chat with author of The Good Citizen, Denis Dwyer, about the most famous man in New Zealand that no one has ever heard of; Tom Ryan.