Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford Afternoons
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Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford Afternoons
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Brand new for 2019, join Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford to discuss and debate the issues that matter most to New Zealanders.
From the world stage to here at home, with the latest in news and views, you will always be in the know with Si and Phil.
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Simon Barnett's emotional moment with his wife on-air
As Christmas is a time for family, Newstalk ZB host Simon Barnett today invited his wife Jodi, who is recovering from brain cancer, on to the show to tell her how...
Trump impeachment may work against Democrats in next years election
The Democrat dominated US House of Representatives has voted to impeach their President. Donald Trump is only the third American President in history to be indicted. US...
Drug Detection Agency applauds drug driving testing, but also has questions
Applause for Government plans to introduce random roadside testing, but also questions. Legislation will go through Parliament next year to allow police to instantly...
Ian Smith: 'I felt the stadium lift when Grant Elliot hit that six'
Cricket and Rugby Commentator Ian Smith was our guest for an extra Six and a Song this week. A legend as a Black Caps Wicket Keeper and now a legend behind the...
Noeline Taurua: 'Maria has been a massive ambassador for our sport'
Silver Ferns Coach Noeline Taurua is ready for a small break over Christmas as she prepares for the start of the netball season in 2020. She joined Simon and Phil...
Peters talks 2019: Health issues, media and the coalition
It has been a trying year for Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. The NZ First leader has scored some political wins for his party through his role in the coalition...
Our final The Beat for 2019, with Inspector Waretini
Every 3 weeks we're joined by Inspector Hirone Waretini from the New Zealand Police to talk topics and take your questions and phone calls in a segment we call The...
Shane Cameron: 'Joseph Parker will have another shot as long as he keeps fighting’
Shane Cameron is one of our best professional boxers. A former Commonwealth cruiserweight champion and holding several regional titles at heavyweight, he now runs...
You Da Man: Si 'Greases' the wheels to get the win this week
It's a game we play every Friday. You Da Man, the guys pick their favourite songs of the week and the audience picks their favourite. First to 3 votes takes it out. This...
Phil's granddaughter Chloe and her class sing 'We wish you a Merry Christmas'
A real treat for you on the show today. Phil's granddaughter Chloe, her teacher Mrs Beddie, and her class at Three Kings School joined Phil and Simon on air to...
Woman who had serious car crash takes first steps despite being told she would never walk again
An Auckland woman who has been using a wheelchair after a serious car accident 8 year ago has had the best early Christmas present both her and her family could...
Barbara Dreaver with the latest on Samoa's measles crisis
More Kiwi specialists are joining Samoa's fight against measles, which has killed more than 70. Foreign Minister Winston Peters is visiting the Pacific Island nation...
British voters wanting Brexit lead Conservatives to victory
British voters determined to leave the European Union are leading the Conservatives to victory. Former Labour supporters are switching sides to back Boris Johnson's...
Fran O'Sullivan: 'Mystery group behind port move push not in everyones interest'
The Government wants more information before making a final decision on the future of the Ports of Auckland. Despite a working party recommending a move to Northport,...
Chris Mac: 'We want to be the biggest band in the world'
Chris Mac is the guitarist for Six60, the biggest band in New Zealand right now. Their self-titled first album debuted at number one in the New Zealand charts and...
Nadia Lim: Christmas food hacks and summer hits to feed the family
Nadia Lim is one of our best celebrity chefs, a healthy eating advocate, a mum, and an entrepreneur. She’s just finished a nationwide tour for her new book Vegful...
Grandmother killer whales boost calves' survival, study finds
The survival chances of young orca whales are boosted by the presence of their grandmothers, especially in times of food scarcity, according to new research that...
Ian Foster speaks of pride in first interview as All Blacks coach
Ian Foster says he is "incredibly proud" after being announced as the new head coach of the All Blacks. New Zealand Rugby confirmed today that 54-year-old Foster...
What to know about new All Blacks coach Ian Foster
He's been involved with the All Blacks since 2012 but here are 10 things you might not know about new All Blacks head coach Ian Foster. 1) Foster was part of three...
Law Corner with Gareth Abdinor: Formal complaints and personal grievances
Gareth Abdinor, Partner with Malley & Co law back with this weeks’ Law Corner. Every fortnight we have Gareth in to take your calls and questions everything employment,...
Stories of heroes are being shared in Whakatane.
Thirteen people are dead or presumed dead after yesterday's eruption at Whakaari White Island in the Bay of Plenty. Private operators rescued more than 30 people...
Scientists say White Island could erupt again.
GNS says there's a 50-percent chance of another eruption in the next 24 hours. It says there's an equal chance of a smaller eruption - or no eruption. A larger...
Lotta Dann: Recovery walk to dispel stigma around addiction
Saying goodbye to her beloved wine nearly six years ago was the dawning of a new era for Lotta Dann – an author and mum of three from Wellington – one that is free...
You Da Man: Pina Colada Fridays
It's a game we play every Friday. You Da Man, the guys pick their favourite songs of the week and the audience picks their favourite. First to 3 votes takes it...
Steve Gurney: I was depressed for some time after leaving sport
Multisport legend Steve Gurney says he had to go through a really tough period after having to hang up his kayak. The 9 time winner of the Coast to Coast was this...