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Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford Afternoons
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Tom Sainsbury reveals the one politician he's unable to imitate
Tom Sainsbury is known as a man of many impressions, alter egos and voices. The actor and comedian rose to popularity on social media thanks to his many hilarious...
Nadia Lim: 'We always wanted to go back to working on the land'
Chef, entrepreneur, and author Nadia Lim joined Simon and Phil to chat all things food and cooking. She discussed her and her husbands move to a farm in Central...
Law Corner: Additional hours may be required
Gareth Abdinor, Partner with Malley & Co law back with us for this weeks Law Corner. Every fortnight we have Gareth in to take your calls and questions everything...
Kiwi Bachelorette insists she is genuine in search for love
A few months ago, Lesina Nakhid-Schuster was a successful doctor that had never found herself in the public spotlight. Then, almost overnight, she has become one...
A possible windfall for fans whose Elton John Concert was cut short
A Wellington Barrister says Ticketmaster is legally obligated to partially reimburse them. The Auckland show ended early on Sunday night - when the popstar lost...
You Da Man: Love conquers all (At least on Valentines Day)
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...
Jack Tame on why he quit Breakfast: 'It is a brutal, brutal life'
A sense of shame pushed Newstalk ZB host Jack Tame to learn te reo Māori. Speaking to Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford for Six and a Song, Tame was asked about what...
Why carbon-offsetting doesn't let Sir Elton off the hook for private jet use
An Auckland science lecturer says Sir Elton John paying for carbon-offsetting is not a 'get out of jail free card' on emissions. There's been criticism of the music...
The Beat with Inspector Waretini: Is window washing at lights illegal?
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...
Kiwi in China shows what life is like under lockdown
Weet-Bix and pasta are helping to keep one New Zealander going as he remains under lockdown in China, as the country battles to contain the deadly coronavirus. Adam...
UK wants Scotland-Ireland bridge - what about one across the Cook Strait?
A University of Canterbury Professor of Engineering says while possible to construct a bridge or tunnel across Cook Strait, it would be incredibly challenging. The...
Coronavirus fears not heavily impacting New Zealand cruise passenger numbers
A New Zealand travel agency says despite coronavirus fears, they expect the cruise market to continue to grow. A cruise ship remains under quarantine at Japan's...
Fiordland Rescue Pilot: 'it was challenging flying for sure'
A pilot who helped people stranded in flood-stricken Fiordland says there were some challenging flying conditions over the past 48 hours. All trapped tourists...
Why Simon Barnett had to cough up $400 to charity
Simon Barnett had to put his money where his mouth is, after challenging listeners to prove him wrong. While discussing whether or not you lock your car when you...
'The community support from the Southland community has been incredible'
A comforting flow of support for tourists and locals caught out by flooding. The Calvin Community Church has been activated as the emergency hub in Gore. Lead...
Simon Bridges: 'Waitangi criticism just typical Winston stuff'
The National Party leader says criticism over his Waitangi Day speech is just a cynical set-up. National’s kicked into election year by putting politics in the...
'To all those other female coaches out there, keep rocking it'
Lee Turrell is a rarity: a woman coaching a men's sports team at international level. But the volleyball coach has never let gender barriers stand in her way - even...
Nic Gill 'You have to love whatever exercise you're doing'
The All Blacks Strength and Conditioning Coach says while we all need to be moving more, people need to enjoy whatever it is that get's them off the couch. There...
'We heard a big bang then saw a tree smash through the hut wall'
More than 30 people were helicoptered to safety this morning - after caught in bad weather tramping in Fiordland. A state of emergency has been declared in the...
National Party calls in Australian campaigner for election campaign advice
The National Party is calling on help from Australia to win this year's election. Australian Liberal Party campaign official Nick Westenberg has been briefing National...
Parenting tips with The Parenting Place's John Cowan
John Cowan from The Parenting Place was back with Simon and Phil to talk about how to navigate all the modern minefields of being a parent. This week we had some...
Concerns over government funding of homeopathy courses
Homeopathy, an alternative medicine originating in Germany 200 years ago, has long been criticised by the scientific community as pseudoscience. Despite this...
Sir John Key reveals what he doesn't like about Donald Trump
Sir John Key says he does not think some of Donald Trump's comments "gel" with what America stands for. The former Prime Minister joined Simon Barnett and Phil...
Gareth Abdinor: 'You don't have to use previous employer as a reference'
Employment lawyer Gareth Abdinor, partner with Malley & Co, back with us for the first Law Corner of 2020. This week we discussed what to do when your previous...
Scott Robertson: 'There was a few tears' after missing out on ABs role
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has admitted to shedding tears after missing out on the All Blacks top job. Robertson played 23 international matches for the All...