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Megan Singleton on what to do in Beijing
The Sunday Session's resident travel blogger Megan Singleton joined Andrew Dickens live from China today, as she continues her week long stay in Beijing. She shares...
Joan's Picks: Me and The Guardians
Me by Elton John – his memoir, in his own words and I just loved it. He takes a really wry look back at his life – the childhood, the talent, meeting Bernie, the...
Sunday Panel: How will NZ First fare at next election?
Two years down, one to go - how will the Coalition Government look heading into next election? The two year anniversary of the government forming has coincided with...
New book explores our love of dogs
The bond with our dogs can be like no other. In a new book, How to Walk a Dog, that connection with our dogs is looked at, the highs and lows, joy and heartache...
Gin Wigmore to perform at Romeo + Juliet tribute concert
In 1996, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet became a smash hit, launching stars Claire Danes and Leonardo di Caprio to super-stardom and ushering in a new era of modern...
Mike van de Elzen: Eggs and garlic aioli
Garlic Aioli (makes 1 big jar) Prep time: 5 mins 2 egg yolks ½ cup warm mash potatoes 2 tbsp crushed garlic ½ tbsp Dijon mustard 4 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 ½ cups...
Study: Owning a dog helps you live longer
Need an excellent reason to add a dog to your life? How about living longer? "Our analysis found having a dog is actually protective against dying of any cause,"...
On-set injury delays production of Netflix show in Auckland
The busted knee of a Hollywood heartthrob has dashed initial plans to film a live-action Netflix remake of a hit anime series in Auckland. It was revealed last month...
NZ First comes out swinging at annual conference
Winston Peters has begun his run to the election swinging in all directions. The New Zealand First leader's opening speech at his party's annual convention in Christchurch...
UK Parliament forces another Brexit extension
A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that he would resist attempts to delay Britain's departure from the European Union beyond the end of the month,...
Andrew Dickens: Politicians need to stop vilifying the media
We have a guest on the show today who's written a lovely book called “How To Walk A Dog”. It's about dogs. New Zealand dogs. It's about playing with dogs, it's about...
'Best ever': Steve Hansen takes aim at All Blacks critics
The All Blacks' youthful attacking group, who are mentored by a coach in Ian Foster that Steve Hansen believes is at the top of his game, ripped the Irish to shreds...
Dunc Wilson on circumnavigating New Zealand by bicycle
240 days, almost 11 thousand kilometres and apparently 4.81 million-wheel revolutions. That’s what it takes to circumnavigate New Zealand on a bike, a feat that...
Megan Singleton: Top tips for a long haul flight
Being a New Zealand based travel blogger, long haul flights are hard to avoid – unless you only want to visit Australia or a Pacific island. So given that we’re...
Sunday Panel: Local body elections
1News political reporter Katie Bradford and political commentator Ben Thomas discuss the weekend's local body elections with Andrew Dickens. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO...
Greg Pain: Everyday ways to reduce back pain
High heels - women (and some men) love them, but we all know they can be painful on our feet. What we probably don't realise is that when we wear high heels, they...
Chris Schulz: Entertainment picks
Chris Schulz talks to Andrew Dickens about Breaking Bad movie El Camino, Stephan Colbert's visit to New Zealand and the end of Succession, the best TV show of the...
Nothing But Dreams: Tina Cross on 40 years in show business
Forty years ago, a young South Auckland singer called Tina Cross took out one of the most revered pop music titles of the time - The Pacific Song Contest. The winning...
Mike Van de Elzen: Homemade Kimchi
It's a staple in Korean cuisine, dating back to an amazing 37 BC when fermented foods were widely available. It is used on the side of most dishes to lift the flavour...
Andrew Dickens: Biggest challenge for local politics
Businessman Tenby Powell is the new Mayor of Tauranga. In a stunning upset, the businessman has been elected mayor of the city where he grew up, despite having only...
Aaron Hawkins: Positive directions for Dunedin
Two-term councillor Aaron Hawkins is Dunedin’s new mayor. He defeated his main rival, four-term councillor Lee Vandervis, with a very interesting twist. He talks...
Paula Southgate: What lies ahead for Hamilton
Paula Southgate is Hamilton’s new mayor, replacing Andrew King, who she lost to three years ago by six votes. She talks to Andrew Dickens. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ABOVE
'Legacy time': Phil Goff on winning a second term as mayor
Phil Goff has just been elected to his second term as Auckland’s mayor. He talks to Andrew Dickens about what he's going to do next. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ABOVE
Joan's Picks: Inside Out, The Dutch House
Joan Mackenzie has this week’s book picks for Andrew Dickens. LISTEN TO AUDIO ABOVE
Megan Singleton: Tips for getting a Vietnam visa
Blogger at Large Megan Singleton has been looking into visa issues, and she’s got three tips for getting your visa for Vietnam. For more details, visit Bloggeratlarge.com LISTEN...