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THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH ANDREW DICKENS
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Erin O'Hara: How to stay healthy while under lockdown
With everyone under lockdown and thrown out of their daily routine - wake up, go to work, go to school, exercise - it's important to focus on your wellbeing and...
Sunday Panel: Business and family living during the lockdown
The first few days of the lockdown have passed by - how exactly are people coping with the new normal? And what does the future hold for businesses, employees and...
How to keep reading during the lockdown
Reading is a favourite past time of many, and one people are likely to exercise during the lockdown. However, book stores and libraries have closed, meaning many...
How to safely grocery shop during coronavirus outbreak
It's one of the only places we're allowed to visit during this time of isolation – but are we inadvertently putting ourselves at risk after a trip to the supermarket? With...
Gardening tips for the covid-19 lockdown
With the whole country under lockdown for at least another three weeks, there is plenty of time to turn your attention to your house and garden. Gardening NZ editor Jo...
How to stay a happy family during lockdown
As the country enters its fourth day of lockdown, many families or flatmates are likely already getting a bit bored of each other. Many of us have never spent this...
Mike van de Elzen: Slow cooked beef pot pie
Slow cooked beef pot pie 1 kg blade steak steak, fat trimmed 2 tbsp olive oil 8 brown mushrooms, washed and halved 12 baby onions, peeled or a large onion peeled...
Experts lending a hand as businesses adjust to remote working
Kiwi business experts are lending a helping hand to smaller businesses that need it. Entrepreneurs and small to medium business owners can go to the Manaaki IO website...
Bob Dylan releases first new song in eight years - and its 17 minutes
Bob Dylan has released his first track in eight years -- a 17-minute song about the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. The 78-year-old singer-songwriter...
Tim Minchin talks the upcoming release of his debut album
Can you believe Tim Minchin has never released a studio album? Well, that’s all about to change. This year Minchin, who is an award-winning composer, musician,...
PM on lockdown: We won't see impact 'for about 12 days'
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday evening went live to answer New Zealanders' questions about the Covid-19 lockdown. It was announced 83 new cases of Covid-19...
Andrew Dickens: Adjusting to the new normal of our Covid-19 world
Yesterday I got out a calendar to try and get back my sense of reality. Because March 2020 has been such a beast of a month that appears to have lasted forever,...
New York faces quarantine as states prepare for surge in cases
Parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut could be put under a short-term quarantine, President Trump said Saturday, as other states reported spikes in coronavirus...
Sunday Panel: The realities of self-isolation
Police are checking up on newly arrived travellers... to make sure they're complying with our strict new quarantine rules. Since Sunday night, all travellers - except...
How to celebrate Neighbours Day during coronavirus outbreak
While we are all practising social distancing and some of us are in self-isolation, organisers of this year’s Neighbours Day Aotearoa are urging us all to make small...
Michelle Dickinson answers question about the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak
Health officials are asking us to reduce physical contact but increase social awareness. The Ministry of Health confirmed New Zealand has 14 new cases of Covid-19,...
Joan's Picks: The Recovery of Rose Gold and My Dark Vanessa
The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel. A fun thriller about Rose Gold whose mother Patty insists she is always unwell and constantly seeking medical attention...
Joel Shadbolt of L.A.B. talks band's chart topping success
If you haven’t heard it’s ‘In the Air’’ by Bay of Plenty mixed genre band L.A.B. yet, you’re going to soon: and it’s officially the number one single in New Zealand...
Creative NZ launches coronavirus emergency response package
A boost for people in the arts sector affected by COVID-19. The Arts Council of New Zealand has established a multi-million dollar emergency response package to...
Mike van de Elzen: Oat bread rolls
Oat bread rolls (makes 12) Prep time: 30 mins Cooking time: 30 mins 400ml warm water 2 tsp dried yeast 2 tsp brown sugar 2 tsp poppy seeds 2 tsp sesame seeds 100g...
People with respiratory conditions urged to self-isolate
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation is recommending self-isolation for anyone with a serious underlying respiratory condition. It comes after another 13 people...
$56m set aside to support Covid-19 hit Māori communities, businesses
The Government has earmarked more than $56 million to support Māori businesses feeling the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The bulk of that funding, some...
Andrew Dickens: Coronavirus will expose the under-investment in health system
I want to talk about testing for Covid 19. On Friday the Health Minister was asked how many testing kits New Zealand had. He couldn’t give an answer. A while later...
Coronavirus: Officials probe NZ community cases as world death toll soars
For all the latest figures on coronavirus in New Zealand and globally, read more here. Officials are investigating the first possible community transmission of coronavirus...
Sunday Panel: Reflecting on Christchurch attacks one year on
A message of openness and inclusivity from the Muslim community. Today marks one year since the horrific Christchurch mosque massacre, but commemorations will be...