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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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Dulux DIY with DIY legend Bevan Tutty
A pleasure to have back on for our final Dulux DIY, master painter and all round handyman Bevan Tutty to answer all your questions for those lockdown DIY jobs. Bevan...
Employment Lawyer Gareth Abdinor answering your questions
Gareth Abdinor is an employment lawyer and partner with Malley & Co solicitors. We have him on regularly to answering your employment related questions. Great...
Australasian researchers take aim at Covid-19 vaccine.
Experts at ANSTO’s Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne, are prioritising work that could hold the key to fast-tracking the development of a vaccine for COVID-19. The...
Simon Bridges wants Government to overtest for Covid-19
The National Party leader is calling for the Government to over-test for COVID-19. Another 61 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed today, bringing the total number...
Kieran Read on the future of rugby in the aftermath of Covid-19
Former All Blacks skipper Kieran Read joined Simon and Phil to discuss his future in rugby after his forced return from Japan, the future of the sport itself, and...
Dramatic improvement in Auckland air quality during lockdown
New Zealand's four-week lockdown has already brought sharp improvements in Auckland's air quality, scientists say. In less than a week, a steep drop in nitrogen...
Kiwi in China: 'Things are opening and people are reappearing'
As cases of Covid-19 increase in many parts of the world, particularly Europe and the US, in China they have seen cases drop, with some restrictions loosened in...
Scientist gets magnets stuck in nose after trying to invent coronavirus device
The internet is awash with suggestions for keeping yourself occupied at home during the coronavirus outbreak, but one Australian scientist ended up in the hospital...
How Singapore managed to flatten their Covid-19 curve
Rob McIntyre has been living in Singapore for about 18 months working as General Manager Sales & Marketing for two of the biggest hotel complexes in the country. Singapore...
What you need to know on employment issues during Covid-19 lockdown
Employment lawyer and partner at Malley & Co solicitors Gareth Abdinor joined Simon and Phil today to take your many calls and questions on employment issues during...
Professor Michael Baker "If we all take this lockdown seriously, the sooner it ends'
Epidemiologist and Professor in Public Health Michael Baker joined Simon and Phil to discuss the impending nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus. He...
Kiwi in UK lockdown: 'There's no real end in sight yet'
Former NewstalkZB reporter and now PR Officer for the British Science Association Matiu Workman, joined Simon and Phil to discuss what like is like in London after...
Leading economist Tony Alexander on the unsettled economic outlook
Former BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander is one of New Zealand's leading economic minds. He joined Simon and Phil to discuss the economic outlook in the midst...
Dr Michelle Dickson, aka Nano Girl, answering your questions about coronavirus.
A pleasure to have on the programme Dr Michelle Dickinson, aka Nano Girl, to answer all your coronavirus related questions. Michelle is a nanotechnologist and...
Dr Siouxsie Wiles answering your Covid-19 questions
Auckland University Microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles joined Simon and Phil to seperate fact from fiction when it comes to your questions about Covid-19 and the coronavirus...
Driven by ideology: Simon Bridges slams Government's Covid-19 package
National Leader Simon Bridges is accusing the Government of focusing on "ideological" driven benefit increases over helping medium-sized New Zealand businesses. Speaking...
Emirates at less risk of travel chaos compared to other airlines
Airlines could be facing closure as international travel restrictions create a choke hold on the industry. Aviation expert Peter Clark told Simon Barnett and Phil...
'Never seen in our lifetimes' - Barry Soper on coronavirus financial package
The Government has unveiled its multi-billion dollar support package to help deflect the impact of COVID-19. The $12.1 billion boost includes over $5 billion for...
Dr Trish Stratford: Married at First Sight star shares show secrets
Dr Trish Stratford is best known to New Zealand audiences as one of the three experts on Married at First Sight Australia. She joined Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford...
Al Brown: 'Good food comes out of a happy kitchen'
Chef, author and entrepreneur Al Brown was our guest for this weeks Six and a Song. We chatted his start in cooking, his style in a busy kitchen, classic foods,...
Pandemic declaration an attempt to contain Covid-19 spread
A public health professor's implying the World Health Organisation has deliberately down-played the COVID-19 outbreak, in an attempt to contain it. The WHO has...
Simon Bridges: 'There is genuine cross-party cooperation on Covid-19 measures'
National Leader Simon Bridges joined Simon and Phil for his monthly catch up. They chatted about New Zealand's approach to Coronavirus, minimum wage increases,...
Si's letter to his eldest Samantha when she left home
We were discussing what it was like when your children first left home after Simon was reminded about a letter he wrote for his eldest Samantha when she left for...
Your rights as an employee if you need to self isolate
Malley and Co's Gareth Abdinor back with us for another Law Corner. Lots to discuss this week, with a heap of questions coming in on what employment rights workers...
Christopher Luxon: 'I don't expect everybody to like me'
Former Air NZ CEO turned National Party candidate Christopher Luxon says he's moved into politics as he wants to work towards "a country we all deserve". Luxon...