The Sunday Session
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THE SUNDAY SESSION
WITH KERRE MCIVOR 9am-Noon
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Megan Singleton: Texan BBQ delights
Travel Blogger at Large Megan Singleton spoke with Francesca Rudkin this week from Meatstock, the annual music and barbecue festival. The southern flavours got...
Danielle Cormack on why she isn't fond of all her roles
Danielle Cormack may be one of New Zealand's most respected actresses, but she doesn't have the same esteem for some of her roles. The Kiwi actress had been waiting...
The Sunday Panel: Concert charges and nude dining
Two dining experiences have got everyone talking but for entirely different reasons. Firstly, a Marlon Williams concert has sparked anger and outrage after patrons...
Joan's Picks: What You Wish For and Maid
What You Wish For by Catherine Robertson. NZ fiction set in a small coastal community named Gabriel’s Bay (which is also the title of her last book; this one is...
Karl Puschmann: Marlon Williams 'astounding' in APO gig
Marlon Williams looked a bit nervous when he walked on stage at the Villa Maria Winery. But who can blame him? It was a big gig. Behind him the Auckland Philharmonia...
Mike van de Elzen: Baked cheesecake and roasted plums
Baked Cheesecake & Star Anise Roasted Plums Cooking time: 35 minutes 3 cups cream cheese 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 150 ml cream 1 vanilla pod Zest of 1 lemon For...
US actress warns there is more to come in #MeToo revelations
US actress Rosanna Arquette says that men have seen "nothing yet" when it comes to the #MeToo movement. Arquette was one of the first women to speak out against...
New study shows 'catastrophic' decline in insect populations
A decline in insect populations happening across the planet has Earth's ecosystems and humankind facing catastrophic consequences. The sobering message has emerged...
How sport can help prisoners turn their lives around
Research out of the UK is saying structured sports programmes within prisons could help cut re-offending rates. Last year, Rosie Meek, a professor in Criminological...
How to make the most of a Mission Estate concert
Despite rain sending shivers through the crowd and one man suffering a cardiac arrest, Phil Collins still got a rapturous reception at Napier's Mission Estate last...
Joan's Picks: Out of the Dark and The Rosie Result
Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz. Fourth book in the series which started with Orphan X. Really terrific thrillers, and this new one is great. https://www.bookdepository.com/Out-Dark-Gregg-Hurwitz/9780718185497?ref=grid-view&qid=1549491745318&sr=1-1 The...
Study finds bees can perform simple maths
Bees may have brains the size of sesame seeds, but a new study has found that the insects are incredibly clever. Researchers at the RMIT University in Australia...
Kiwis urged to have a conversation about organ donation
Do you know the organ donation wishes of your loved ones? It may not be a conversation you have ever considered, but it’s one Organ Donation New Zealand are urging...
Mike van de Elzen: The perfect summer crumble
For this crumble I'm using strawberries and rhubarb, but feel free to swap them out with any summer fruit like plums, apples, berries and peaches! By swapping out...
Grammy's facing calls to do more for diversity
LISTEN TO CHRIS RICHARDS TALK WITH FRANCESCA RUDKIN ABOVE Instead of the Grammys, how about The Grammy? For real. What if, instead of tossing out an incomprehensible...
Comedian Nick Offerman bringing his All Rise show to New Zealand
US actor and comedian Nick Offerman is returning to New Zealand for the first time since 2016 for his new live show, All Rise. The Parks and Recreation star will...
Pride board looking for compromise over parade despite successful march
Controversy was nowhere to be seen yesterday at the replaced Pride Parade in Auckland, though what it will look like next year is still up for discussion. Short...
Could anti-cancer chickens change our views on genetic modification?
New Zealand has long been opposed to the concept of genetic modification, but should a new study change our views? Chickens genetically modified by scientists at...
Megan Singleton: What to expect when cruising the Tasman
It was a last minute voyage, but for the first time, travel blogger Megan Singleton has cruised between New Zealand and Australia. She told Francesca Rudkin about...
Sunday Panel: Should education on NZ's past be compulsory?
Do we need to do more to teach our children about Waitangi Day? History teachers have launched a petition calling for New Zealand history to be a compulsory part...
Kiwi documentary gets picked up by Oscar nominee
A-List Hollywood director Ava DuVernay's film distribution company has acquired New Zealand documentary Merata: How Mum Decolonised The Screen. Array Releasing,...
How to train your brain to keep it sharp
Two New Zealand sisters are leading the way in ground breaking research into age-related memory loss. The Memory Foundation has been set up to help people in their...
Joan's Picks: When All is Said and The Hunting Party
When all is Said by Anne Griffin Maurice Hannigan, 84, settles in for a night at the pub to reflect on his life and raise a glass to the five people he loved the...
Mike van de Elzen: Clevedon buffalo mozzarella balls
Mozzarella! Mozzeralla is sliceable semi soft cheese originating in Italy. Made from cows, water buffalo, sheep and goat cheese. The most popular and favoured is...
Calls for New Zealand to implement national cancer strategy
The cancer conference in Wellington this week has painted a dire picture of the standard of cancer care in New Zealand. Two International key note speakers were...