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Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford Afternoons
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David Kirk: 'AB's taking a risk against the Springboks picking smaller players'
The 1987 All Blacks World Cup winning captain believes they've have taken a risk by picking a fast agile team against South Africa. The All Blacks face off against...
Six and a Song with ACT Leader David Seymour
ACT Party Leader David Seymour joined Simon and Phil for this weeks Six and a Song. They talked about why he got into politics, what he does in his spare time,...
Andrew Saville: 'Heaps on the line for All Blacks first game against South Africa'
The Springboks have revealed an experienced side to play the All Blacks on Saturday night in Yokohama. With no injury worries to speak of and a relatively settled...
Simon Bridges: 'I'd say no to Ihumātao land being returned'
The Government is considering the consensus decision reached by mana whenua over the Ihumātao [iee who MAA tao] site in south Auckland. Mana whenua have agreed...
The Dog Box: What to do when your dogs won't stop chewing everything
Our resident vet and professional advisor for the New Zealand Veterinary Council Seton Butler joined Simon and Phil for our regular Dog Box segment. They discussed...
Talkback caller Bob's incredible story of finding his biological father.
Simon and Phil were discussing the growing trend of DNA tests, which are leading to some surprising connections for many people, when they got a call from Bob. A...
Nigel Yalden: Hot and humid outlook for AB’s RWC opener
History tells All Blacks coach Steve Hansen that this weekend's encounter against South Africa was always going to be huge. The test in Yokohama to open their respective...
Digital Wallets fast replacing real wallets
According to Worldpay worldwide, e-wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay have grown to become the preferred ecommerce payment method, accounting for 36 percent of...
You Da Man: Producer Tyler sneaks in with an unexpected win
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. Despite...
Kevin Hague: 'Farmers shouldn't be put in one basket'
The head of Forest and Bird says they know many in the rural community are working hard to protect our environment. Sheep and Beef farmer Sully Alsop told Simon...
NZ Farmers: 'It feels like the country is turning against us'
Farmers are feeling New Zealand has turned its back on them. An open letter has been sent to the Prime Minister this week asking for more consideration for the...
Sir Tim Shadbolt: Living in a commune was hell on earth
Knight, raconteur, activist, and longtime Mayor of Invercargill Sir Tim Shadbolt was out guest for this weeks Six and a Song. Simon and Phil asked him about his...
Young family encourages others to explore the world
Adding to your mortgage to take an extended holiday might sound risky to some, but for Kiwi couple Lisa Power and Richard Jones it was one of the best decisions...
Stacey Morrison: 'Most important thing about Te Reo is intention'
Non Maori speakers shouldn't feel embarrassed if they get it a bit wrong when learning Te Reo Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori Language Week is on this week. The Hits Drive...
Natalie Bridges: 'I actually came from a pretty hardcore Labour family'
Natalie Bridges, wife of National Party Leader Simon Bridges, has admitted that she grew up in a different political environment. She joined Simon Barnett and...
Monopoly launches feminist version where women get more money
The world's most famous board game is getting a feminist upgrade. Hasbro has announced the launch of "Ms Monopoly", the feminist version of the classic Monopoly...
Employers have strong argument in asking employees about vaccination history
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,...
Expert: Determining the worth of 'influencers' hard to measure
The Government is fond of them, but are social media influences worth it? Figures show that $8 million was spent by Government departments and agencies to advertise...
You Da Man: Producer Tyler gets 3 from 3!
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.Simon...
AA: Avoid a 1-star rated car if you can
Buying a secondhand car may be a sensible budget choice, but Kiwis should make sure they're not sacrificing safety for a cheap option. Monash University Accident...
Niki Bezzant: ‘No evidence organic food any better nutritionally’
Is organic food really better for us? We generally pay a lot more for it, so we wanted to know whether that extra money is worth buying organically. Editor at...
Consumer NZ: 'Many loyalty programmes just aren't worth it'
Most of us have a stack of loyalty cards in our wallets. There might be a fuel discount card, a travel rewards card of some description, a loyalty card from the...
Whales trying out their voices at the 'Kermadec singing comps'.
Kiwi marine biologist, Rochelle Constantine, has co-written a paper showing that whales converge at the remote Kermadec Islands ... in the cetacean equivalent of...
Meng Foon: It’s not okay to tell racist jokes anymore
The Race Relations Commissioner says nowadays it's not okay to say an Irish joke. Meng Foon told Phil Gifford and Simon Barnett jokes can degrade a person's ethnicity. He...
The Beat 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...