The Sunday Session
THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH FRANCESCA RUDKIN
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Whitcoulls recommends Joanna Quinn and Kirstin Chen
The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn: An epic, absorbing novel which follows three free spirited children from an unconventional, dysfunctional family estate in...
Megan Singleton: Aitutaki Island – Rarotonga
Megan Singleton, bloggeratlarge.co.nz, joined Francesca Rudkin to update her on her trip to Aitutaki Island. LISTEN ABOVE
The Sunday Panel with Lorna Subritzky and Nick Mills
What do you make of the US Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v Wade? The International Olympic Committee has had to defend its position that it’s up to each individual...
Ben Bayly: A 'New Zealand dish' is about the people behind the recipe
Kiwi chef and former My Kitchen Rules judge Ben Bayly is passionate about New Zealand food – the local growers, suppliers, orchards, markets and artisan suppliers. So...
Erin O'Hara on preventive medicine
Today Erin and Francesca discussed preventive medicine and being proactive with your health. Erin is the co-founder, director, naturopath and yoga teacher at Golden...
Mike Van de Elzen: Throw-out spiced roasted veggie and chickpea salad
Mike’s website – goodfromscratch.co.nz I hope we are all enjoying our first Matariki Long weekend! Finally! After almost 12 months of delays, I'm super stoked...
Dr Michelle Dickinson: Not having a coffee before going shopping might help you save money
Many of us might use this long weekend to hit the malls and do a bit of shopping, but you might want to think about what you drink before you go! A new study out...
Steve Newall: Stranger Things vol. 2 and a new Game of Thrones spin-off
A new Game of Thrones spin-off series has been announced. Kate Bush’s Stranger Things success continues. Steve Newall, editor at flicks.co.nz, joined Francesca...
Rena Owen: "It was a role of a lifetime"
Rena Owen is an absolute icon. From her break out role as Beth Heke in Once Were Warriors to a hugely successful Hollywood career – including being the only actress...
Arama Kukutai: There's a lot of uncertainty around our food and supply chain
A new way of farming is coming that claims to provide fresher, cheaper and even eco-friendlier produce … and get this, it’s grown vertically. The new technology...
Jason Walls: What can we expect from Hipkins as Police Minister?
Political commentator Matthew Hooten said that Chris Hipkins's apology to Charlotte Bellis rings hollow. Chris Hipkins is kicking into gear as Police Minister –...
Anna Burns-Francis and Ashli Hunt on the US Supreme Court's decision
The shock and fallout continues across America and the world following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, the Bill which protects American women's...
Francesca Rudkin: Under-paid, under-valued, under-staffed
Yesterday afternoon I walked up Onehunga Mall on my way to a walk around Cornwall Park, and was startled to see a sign up on the Onehunga Fire Station doors announcing...
Whitcoulls recommends Geraldine Brooks and Robbi Neal
Horse by Geraldine Brooks (the wonderful Geraldine Brooks!) A wonderful mix of history and fiction, art and science, based on the true story of the famous 19th century...
Megan Singleton: Blogger at Large LIVE FROM RARO!
Megan Singleton joined Francesca Rudkin to shine a light on what you need to complete before you can take that long-awaited holiday to Rarotonga. LISTEN ABOVE
The Sunday Panel with Brodie Kane and Katie Bradford
Hearing of long waiting times in our hospitals ED’s – sometimes with terrible consequences. GPs are also struggling. We don’t have enough GPs – people are waiting...
Matthew Bauer and James Bond: The Other Fellow; the real-life James Bonds
What's in a name? It turns out A LOT if your name is James Bond. Ian Fleming’s famous character turns 60 this year, and for all of those 60 years, James Bonds...
Erin O'Hara: Does Instagram have an effect on our food choice and habits?
Does Instagram have an effect on our food choice and habits? Erin O’Hara is the co-founder, director, naturopath and yoga teacher at Golden Yogi. She holds a bachelor...
Mike Van de Elzen: Lemon Stuffed Sunday Roast Chook
We harvested over 200kg of Lemons from our orchard on Monday and they are the most beautiful lemons we have ever had. So, we are super stoked. The image is them...
Dr Michelle Dickinson: Would you let a company pay you to release 100 cockroaches into your home?
Would you let a company pay you $2k to release 100 cockroaches into your home to live with you for 30 days all in the name of science? Last week a company in North...
Steve Newall: Dame Whina Cooper and TVNZ+
Local biopic Whina – about cherished Māori activist Dame Whina Cooper. TVNZ On Demand is now TVNZ+ – what does that mean for viewers? Steve Newall, editor at flicks.co.nz,...
Mel Parsons: Touring is my favourite thing
Carry On, the beautiful sound of Kiwi indie-folk artist Mel Parsons. This week Mel announced a new album is on the way, her fifth studio album, Slow Burn to be...
Frances Cook: It's everything coming together to hammer the economy at once
Well, the share market isn’t a pretty sight at the moment, is it? Are you checking on your Kiwisaver or your Sharesies a little more than you used to? Or just turning...
Claire Trevett: "The reshuffle was partly the bare necessities"
National’s Sam Uffindel has won the seat of Tauranga. What did you think about the PM reshuffle this week – and what could it be signalling for the PM next reshuffle?...
Francesca Rudkin: I didn’t just want the Blues to win because they’re my team; I wanted them to win because I like an underdog
I’m a Blues rugby supporter. It’s been a long and winding road supporting this team, and I haven’t always been the best supporter. Some years the Blues have failed...