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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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You Da Man: Clapton is king 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.It's...
Elliot Smith: We're at the business end of the RWC now
The All Blacks are about to go through their final preparations for tomorrow night's Rugby World Cup quarter final against Ireland. Captain Kieran Read is fronting...
Former TV Boss: TV3 are the authors of their own misfortune
A former TV industry BOSS doesn't think free-to-air TV's ending any time soon. MediaWorks has announced it's selling TV Three and Bravo, as well as its offices...
Ross Taylor: ‘Poking my tongue out after hitting 100 is a shout out to my little girl’
Ross Taylor set New Zealand's highest One Day International score and became the first New Zealand player to reach 20 centuries in any format of the game He is...
Alice Cooper: This is the most theatrical show I’ve ever done
Iconic shock rocker and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper is returning to New Zealand in February 2020 with his all-new "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" show. He...
Ross Bell: Pill testing will keep young people a little bit safer
The head of the Drug Foundation is adamant pill testing at festivals will save lives. It's something the Labour Party here is keen on, but New Zealand First and...
Nadia Lim on her new cookbook Vegful
Nadia Lim joined Simon and Phil to talk about her beautiful new cookbook Vegeful. With over 100 deliciously satisfying recipes to celebrate beautiful, colourful,...
Growth of ‘glamping’ phenomenon not slowing down
Glamorous camping - or glamping - could not only provide farmers with a bit of extra income, it’s being called the 'next evolution in rural accommodation'. With...
From financial mess to thrift queen: How one woman turned finances around
Newstalk ZB’s own Frances Cook had the realisation 3-4 years ago that she didn't want to keep living pay day to pay day, and always feeling anxious about money. That...
Simon Bridges: Luxon will need a mental transition from business to politics
National Party Leader Simon Bridges says Chirstoper Luxon will need to mentally prepare for a possible transistion from business to politics. The former Air New...
Six and a Song with Sir Bob Parker
Former Christchurch Mayor and television host Sir Bob Parker was out guest for this weeks Six and a Song. We chatted about his time as host of the great 'This...
Consumers could pay the price for increasing competition in sport streaming
Spark Sport has secured a six-year deal to broadcast all international and selected domestic cricket matches in New Zealand, from next April. It's another win in...
Nick Farr-Jones: 'You have to put pressure on the referees'
An Australian rugby great says part of the job of rugby captain is to put pressure on the refs. A former Irish international is the latest to pen a column attacking...
Dr Richard Babor: 'I'm at the top of the cliff and there's an avalanche of people coming down'
An Auckland surgeon is applauding renewed plans from the government to combat growing rates of diabetes. New figures show amputations from the illness hit a record...
Law Corner with Gareth Abdinor: Is it okay to be asked about salary during a job interview
Gareth Abdinor from Malley & Co law firm joined Simon and Phil to answer your employment questions as part of their regular Law Corner segment. This week we discussed...
Reitrement Commission: 'Taxing high earning superannuitants more has merit'
A special tax scale for those aged over 65 could help claw back NZ Superannuation from high income earners. It comes from a report on the sustainability of NZ Super prepared...
New mural planned for Dunedin thanks to Dulux Delivering the Dream!
Congratulations to the Greater Green Island Community Network, this month’s Dulux Delivering the Dream winner! The Greater Green Island Community Network works...
You Da Man: Phil back on top with a classic!
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.After...
Nigel Yalden: 'Wales and Wallabies will be a cracking game'
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made four changes to his side for Sunday's pivotal Rugby World Cup match against Wales. Veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper replaces the...
Adopted woman to reunite with long-lost birth father after 40-year search
A woman who found out the identity of her birth father online after four decades of searching says she cannot wait to finally meet him in person. Carrie Fines was...
Dulux DIY: Painting expert Murray Gray
Every month we have our Dulux DIY expert to answer all your questions for those DIY jobs us kiwi's love. Murray Gray has worked in the painting industry since...
Mt Ruapehu eruption survivor 'I heard a rumble before the door of the hut exploded'
William Pike, at the age of 22, lost his right leg after being after being struck by a boulder in the 2007 eruption of Mt Ruapehu. He was sleeping in a hut on Mt...
Josh Kronfeld: 'I've still got a couple of shirts Jonah Lomu's mum made for me'
This week’s guest for Six and a Song is a TV presenter and a former rugby union footballer who represented New Zealand at international level and Otago, the Highlanders and Leicester at...
Rotorua locals save man's life with CPR and defibrillator
Quick reactions from a group of Rotorua locals saved a man's life when he was found unresponsive in his car on Sunset Rd. With no pulse, the man's fate was not...
Still a long road to impeachment for US President Donald Trump
An impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump could be over by January. US Democrats have opened the probe into the US President. Trump's admitted withholding US aid...