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THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH ANDREW DICKENS
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Sunday Panel: Did the National Party make the right decision?
The National Party's newly crowned leader Todd Muller has started off by saying he was "incredibly upbeat" about his chances in the next election – and has left...
Covid-19 allows scientists to hear underwater animals for the first time
Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson has been looking for a positive science story to emerge from Covid-19 - and has found one in a particularly squeaky lobster. With people...
Kiwis planning local holidays for the next 12 months
Local travel is beginning to pick up again. A recent survey on domestic tourism by the Rutherford Group shows 72 percent of people will be trading their international...
Joan's Picks: A Natural Year and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
A Natural Year by Wendyl Nissen. A gorgeous book all about the quieter, gentler life, giving up the rat race in Auckland to live in the country and appreciating...
The man who coined 'FOMO' releases new book on decision making
FOMO – Fear of Missing Out. You all will have heard of the term and most likely experienced it at some point. Now the man who coined the term way back in 2004 while...
Michael Jordan's former teammates unhappy with 'The Last Dance'
Famed NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman has called out his former Chicago Bulls team mates for complaining about their portrayals in Michael Jordan's docu-series The Last...
Social anxiety increases as people merge from lockdown
Social anxiety is starting emerge as people begin to step back into their normal lives. Wellness experts says moving out of the Covid-19 lockdown could cause issues...
Mike van de Elzen: Autumn mulled wine
Autumn mulled wine (serves 6) 750 ml red wine 4 plums, cut into quarters 2 oranges, skins removed and cut into segments 1 lemon, skin removed and cut into segments 2...
How the pandemic could be a boon for local film industry
New Zealand screen industry is cranking into action with work on local productions and locally filmed Hollywood films back underway. Some are predicting a boom for...
Six60 are bringing their concert special to TVNZ
In a time when Covid-19 has starved us of gigs, Six60 is coming to the rescue. It’s not quite a live gig, but the next best thing. Next Saturday to cap off NZ Music...
Jason Walls: How Todd Muller will change the National Party
The National Party is set to become more of a team-focused party under their new leader, Todd Muller. In his first statement after rolling Simon Bridges, Muller...
Francesca Rudkin: Likability to be a key factor in 2020 election
I’ve been thinking about likability this week. It’s a version of the over-used term ‘X-Factor’, and in exactly the same way, you’ve either got it or you don’t. What...
Kiwi talks life running a business in Covid-19 in New York
New Zealander Wendy McCulluch has been working on the frontline of Covid-19 in the once epicentre of the virus in New York City. New York was the most heavily hit...
Sunday Panel: How are we adjusting to alert level 2?
After seven long weeks, the country has emerged from lockdown to a very different world. With the majority of businesses open and restrictions largely pulled back,...
Jo McCarroll: The secrets to planting a tree
Many of us have got to known our gardens a lot better during the lockdown, which means it could be time to try something more adventurous. It's fruit tree planting...
World Meditation Day is this Thursday - why you should get involved
After the stresses of the last few weeks, we could all do with a bit of meditation at the moment. This Thursday marks World Meditation Day, and some research shows...
Former Women's Weekly editor on her memoir, the end of the title
When Jenny Lynch finished writing her memoir, revealing the secrets behind her time in the magazine world, she couldn’t have foreseen the blow the industry was about...
Joan's Picks: Dark Towers and Sheerwater
Dark Towers : Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump and an Epic tale of Destruction by David Enrich This is absolutely top notch, first class nonfiction written by the financial...
Long-awaited adaptation of The Luminaries to premiere tonight
One of the most beloved New Zealand books of the century has been turned into a glossy new period drama. The Luminaries, an epic six-part miniseries based on Eleanor...
Mike van de Elzen: Split pea and ham soup
Split pea and ham soup (serves 6) 1 smoked pork hock 1 carrot, peeled and quartered 2 onions, peeled and quartered 2 bay leaves 2 ltrs vegetable stock 2 cups...
Bill Birch: Political life of 'Minister for Everything' chronicled in new book
Sir William Francis Birch, more well known as Bill Birch, can also be described as a Minister of Everything. From growing up in rural Waikato to a political career...
Michelle Dickinson: The asteroid that came close to hitting Earth
While the world has been worried about Covid-19, an asteroid skimmed past our planet last week with barely a mention in the media. 2020 HS7 had a 10% chance of...
Week in Politics: Budget 2020 and alert level 2 rules
The Government this week unveiled a mammoth $50 billion budget for its Covid-19 recovery plan in a bid to save almost 140,000 jobs nationwide. Highlights of the...
Andrew Dickens: Pinch yourself - we've made it through lockdown
Well here we are. You made it. Through the tedium of lockdown you have emerged into the light of a reduced normal. Never before have we been so excited by the banal....
New TVNZ show gives kids an insight into life in Antarctica
The kids may be going back to school, but the educational TV isn’t about to stop. Sony Ngatai guest spent 10 days living in Antarctica all in the name of giving...