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THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH ANDREW DICKENS
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Why NASA is sending mannequins into space
One small step for mannequins, one giant leap for mannequin kind? NASA will send two dummies into space to orbit the moon next June. Helga and Zohar will be used...
How to get your teeth back into working order
After a rush of patients struggling with tooth decay and abysses, health and wellbeing correspondent Doctor Sash joined Andrew Dickens to talk about how to take...
Sunday Panel: Will latest plastic ban make a difference?
Two topics dominated the Sunday Panel this week: porn and plastic. Earlier today, the Prime Minister's chief science adviser Professor Juliet Gerrard has released...
Are Air New Zealand's new edible cups worth the hype?
Air New Zealand has trialled edible coffee cups as an innovative way to reduce waste, and says they've proved popular with the handful who tried them. The airline...
Joan's Picks: A Madness of Sunshine and The Spinoff Book
This week, Joan MacKenzie joins Andrews to discuss A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh and The Spinoff Book by Toby Manhire and Toby Morris. LISTEN ABOVE
Taika Waititi starts filming his next movie
Taika Waititi has cast plenty of familiar faces to star alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Elisabeth Moss and Michael Fassbender in his next movie. The writer/director's...
Where to next for the All Blacks?
December is the time when we start to reflect on the past year, and few organisations will be reflecting on 2019 as much as the All Blacks. With many veteran players...
Mike van de Elzen: Cola iceblocks
Cola blocks Prep time: 30 mins Freezing time: 2 hours 2 oranges, roughly chopped 1 lemon, roughly chopped 2 limes, roughly chopped 3 cups water 1 vanilla...
Killing Joke's Jaz Coleman returns with orchestra-infused new album
Jaz Coleman: musician, composer, singer, songwriter and record producer. He’s the founder of English post punk band Killing Joke, a New Zealand resident living...
21yo named first female to win electrical apprentice award
The New Zealand electrical industry doesn’t normally make headlines when it awards an apprentice of the year. But that changed last week when 21-year-old Opal Vickery...
Week in politics: Foreign donations, cannabis and oregano
It was a busy few days for the Government last week, as the coalition rushed a ban on foreign donations into Parliament before launching their draft bill for next...
Dickens: NZ lost three local legends this week - did anyone notice?
One of the stories that amused me this week was hearing that 17-year-old Billie Eilish, the popstar, had no idea who or what Van Halen was. She was on Jimmy Kimmel’s...
What can be done to tackle NZ's porn habits?
This week, Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft called pornography one of the great unaddressed issues of our time. This followed the release of the Breaking...
Fitness influencer Tiffiny Hall moves into children's fiction
Personal trainer Tiffiny Hall is one of the best-known fitness writers in Australia. After breaking out on The Biggest Loser, Hall has written multiple books about...
Summer begins: How to be careful in the sun
December 1 marks the beginning of summer in New Zealand. As temperatures rise, people are urged to be careful in the sun - something Kiwis aren't always smart about. Andrew...
Megan Singleton: Cruising at Christmas
Looking to do something a bit different for your Christmas holidays? Travel blogger Megan Singleton talks with Andrew Dickens about how a cruise could be the perfect...
Joan's Picks: A Game of Birds and Wolves and The Sun Sister
Joan McKenzie reviews A Game of Birds and Wolves by Simon Parkin and The Sun Sister by Lucinda Reilly. LISTEN ABOVE
Sunday Panel: If The Queen retires, who should succeed her?
Amid the scandal surrounding Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Charles stepped up his responsibilities and handled the decision-making process that resulted...
Scientists discover bees uses their wings to surf
If there were any doubts that honeybees are some of the most crafty critters out there, new observations have found they are even more skilled than first thought. Researchers...
Star Wars, the internet falls in love with Baby Yoda
As the streaming wars heat up, Disney has deployed their secret weapon: Baby Yoda. The green puppet is a key part of the new Star Wars show, The Mandalorian, which...
Mike van de Elzen: Mushroom glazed rump steak
Mushroom glazed rump steak with shallots and roasted potatoes (serves 4) Prep time: Cooking time: 600g rump steak (green meadows beef) 400g brown button mushrooms 500g...
Sir Michael Hill releases new book as he celebrates 40 years in business
Sir Michael Hill is one of our longest serving and most famous business men. This year celebrating 40 years since he opened his first jewellery store in Whangarei. He’s...
New rules for GST go into effect today
Online shopping might've just got a bit more expensive. New tax laws kick in today, meaning international online retailers trading in New Zealand, that make more...
Govt to borrow billions more to fund 'significant' infrastructure spending
The Government has signalled its intentions to take advantage of the all-time low cost of borrowing to bring forward a "significant" amount of spending on infrastructure...
Head of new Suicide Prevention Office on how it will work
This week the Government officially opened the new Suicide Prevention Office. It is a key component of the Government’s suicide prevention strategy and action plan...