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THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH ANDREW DICKENS
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Lisa Fong: Key to wellness for postnatal mothers
Following her sister giving birth, Move it Mama founder Lisa Fong joined us to discuss what new mothers need to regain their wellness after pregnancy and childbirth.
Sunday Panel: Should Government fund IVF for gay couples?
A Tauranga couple is calling for the Government to assist gay couples access IVF treatment. Husbands Ryan and Jerome Curran-Pacquing told Stuff they have had to...
Joan's Picks: The Chain and Beyond Reasonable Doubt
The Chain by Adrian McGinty. Bizarre premise, but it works – a kidnapping ring is at work. If they take your child, you have to kidnap someone else’s in order to...
New study reveals why cats really eat grass
The long-held theory that cats eat grass to make themselves throw up doesn't appear to hold much water. California researchers have had cat owners monitor their...
Paullina Simons: Why she is releasing three books in six months
It’s being sold as fiction for the streaming generation. In a move away from traditional publishing models, esteemed author Paullina Simons is this year releasing...
Lost Flight of the Conchords pilot to finally air
Flight of the Conchords are one of New Zealand's biggest comedy exports, but things could have been very different. The musical duo, made up of Jemaine Clement...
Mike van de Elzen: Oatmeal slice with avocado smash
Oatmeal slice with avocado smash Prep time: 20 mins Cooking time: 30 mins 2 tbsp dried apricots, roughly chopped 2 tbsp dates, roughly chopped 2 tbsp roasted...
Sam Neill talks reuniting with old friends in Palm Beach
Sam Neill is one of New Zealand’s greatest and longest serving Hollywood exports. He’s starred in many movies and television shows, from Jurassic Park and The Piano...
Around 200 landfills built near oceans could cause environmental issues
A landfill expert says broken dumps like the West Coast's Fox River and Dunedin's Kettle Park are just the tip of the iceberg. Clean-up of the Old Fox River landfill's...
NZ court orders could soon be enforced in other countries
Suppression orders handed out in New Zealand courts could soon be enforceable overseas, Justice Minister Andrew Little says. Discussions with counterparts from...
Andrew Dickens: Why we shouldn't fret over New Zealand's 'folk star' economy
So what's really happening to our economy? To be honest, I don't think anyone has a real grasp on it. This week the Reserve Bank lowered our interest rates to record...
New research suggests ear tickling can delay age-related disease
Ear tickling therapy could help to delay age related disease. New research from the UK used an ear tickling technique called transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation...
Joan's Picks: The Most Difficult Thing and Good Girl Bad Girl
The Most Difficult Thing by Charlotte Philby : a combination domestic/espionage thriller. The author is Kim Philby’s granddaughter so should know a good spy story...
Megan Singleton: How to live it up like Palm Beach
A new movie is taking the Sydney suburb of Palm Beach to the world. The film, starring Sam Neill and Richard E. Grant, hits New Zealand cinemas this week, and tells...
Sunday Panel: How should Jacinda Ardern handle Ihumātao?
Jacinda Ardern's management of Ihumātao has come under scrutiny as protesters call for nationwide support for next week. They're encouraging people to picket outside...
New book tells the story of Rewi Alley
Rewi Alley – the great New Zealander that no New Zealanders know about. Deeply respected in China, Alley left his birth home of New Zealand in 1927 and moved to...
Lisa Fong: Finding balance with food
Andrew Dickens talks to founder of Move it Mama Lisa Fong about how to find balance with food.
Mike van de Elzen: Spiced salt roasted parsnips with warm chickpeas
This week we are talking parsnips! Very closely related to carrots and a little oddly to parsley also! It's a long tuberous root with a cream coloured flesh. Sweetened...
Steve Newall: New Zealand Film Festival wrap-up
The New Zealand International Film Festival is drawing to a close in Auckland, but it is still carrying on throughout the country. Flicks editor Steve Newall joined...
Andrew Dickens: Helen Kelly doc a reminder that unions aren't all bad
On Friday I went to a documentary at the International Film Festival about the late unionist Helen Kelly called Together. It's an amazing film not just because...
New documentary tells the story of iconic Kiwi band Herbs
Last night was the world premiere of a movie celebrating one of New Zealand’s most iconic bands, a band that pioneered the Pacific Reggae sound. 40 years ago, Herbs...
Green Party conference highlights divide in ideologies
A divide between within the Green Party will be on show as their annual conference continues today in Dunedin. Yesterday, during an address to the Party, co-leader...
Keith Quinn remembers 'great New Zealander' Sir Brian Lochore
New Zealand's remembering one of the greatest players to wear the All Blacks jersey. Sir Brian Lochore has died after a battle with cancer. The 78-year-old played...
Comedian David Downs wants to bring life-saving cancer treatment to NZ
Life was going swimmingly for comedian, actor, business man David Downs until one day he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. After 12 rounds of chemotherapy,...
Study finds blue light could be feeding our obesity problem
Exposure to blue light could be feeding our obesity problem. A new rat study's revealed screen use at night may increase our tendency to snack on sugary foods,...