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THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH ANDREW DICKENS
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Doctor Sash on why you need a yearly health WOF
The older you get, the more you need to be careful of your health. Health and wellbeing expert Doctor Sash joined Andrew Dickens to discuss why it's important for...
Megan Singleton: How to actually find the best hotel deals
There are better ways to find cheap hotels than relying on websites such as Trivago. A Federal Court judge in Australia has ruled Trivago's website and advertising...
Neuroscientist on how your gut is linked to your brain's health
Last week on The Sunday Session, Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains filled in on the science segment to discuss brains and degenerative conditions. The short segment captivated...
Sunday Panel: Have school uniforms become too expensive?
Parents are forking out almost $600 to kit out their child in a new uniform with one father having to sacrifice a holiday so he could afford it. The father says...
Joan's Picks: The Other Bennet Sister and Uncanny Valley
The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow. A new perspective on Pride and Prejudice, this tells the story of Mary Bennet who had the misfortune to be borne plain,...
Aerosmith drummer battle to play with band he co-founded at Grammys
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer won't get to play with the band at Grammy events this weekend, a Massachusetts court has decided. Kramer, a founder and 50-year member...
Scientists prove link between stress and prematurely greying hair
Marie Antoinette's hair suddenly turned white before the ill-fated French queen was taken to the guillotine to have her head chopped off, according to some historical...
Mike van de Elzen: Smoked fish pate
Mike's smoked fish pate Makes: 1 litre 500 gm Trevally fillets, salted and smoked 200 gm white bread, with the crust cut off 300 ml milk Dice the bread and soak...
Andrew Dickens: New Zealand needs consistency in tsunami warnings
Let’s talk about tsunamis. Last Sunday night we had the Waihi Beach tsunami fiasco. Sirens went off and people panicked and headed for the hills only to find out...
The Beths talk plans for 2020 ahead of Laneway Festival debut
Auckland four piece The Beths have been making waves both here and abroad since the release of their debut album ‘Future Me Hates Me’ in 2018. In that time, they’ve...
What the Whānau Ora debate means in election year
A brewing conflict over Whānau Ora could have wider ramifications as the country heads into election year. Five Māori women leaders including Dame Tariana Turia...
New 'SmartCart' technology could change shopping forever
Queues at the supermarket checkout may be a thing of the past. Auckland start-up Imagr has designed SmartCart – a trolley that uses artificial intelligence to identify...
What New Zealanders get wrong about recycling
It seems New Zealanders still don’t know what can and can’t be recycled. Spot checking of recycling bins in Christchurch this week revealed that some people have...
Dr Sash on the difference between goals and habits
January is the month for creating resolutions and goals - and almost as quickly giving them up. Is the trick to getting what you want in 2020 forgoing goals completely...
Megan Singleton: How to haggle while on holiday
Haggling is not something most Kiwis have to worry about while out shopping, but its a common part of travelling overseas. But how exactly do you get the best deals?...
Sunday Panel: Have the media treated Harry and Meghan unfairly?
As the royal family determines the future of Harry and Meghan, questions are being asked of what pushed the couple away. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are giving...
Joan's Picks: Long Bright River and Dear Edward
Long Bright River by Liz Moore. Has been on all the “most awaited books of 2020 lists” and was well worth the wait. Set in a suburb of Philadelphia which has been...
Andrew Dickens: Australian fires shines new light on climate debate
It’s the first Sunday Session of the year. And what a year: the auspicious 2020. For those of us who could not believe that the Year 2000 would happen and we would...
Futurist on where the world will go over the next decade
As The Sunday Session returns for the first show of the new decade, it seems like a good time to look into the future. So what does the next 10 years hold for the...
Taika Waititi reportedly eyed over Star Wars project
Taika Waititi has been approached to develop a Star Wars movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Citing "sources", the US site said it was unclear where things...
The Stranglers' Jean-Jacques Burnel on the band's upcoming tour
Jean-Jacques Burnel and his bandmates have caused a fair bit of trouble in their time, even being described as hell raisers with a no bulls*t attitude in promotional...
'Sheer incompetence': DHBs continue financial nosedive into deficit
The financial situation for New Zealand's District Health Boards is continuing to deteriorate, with newly released data showing all but one are in the red. And the...
Daily Mirror royal editor weighs in on Harry, Meghan's departure
It's official: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer representatives of the Queen. Buckingham Palace confirmed this morning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex...
Dairy and meat industries urged to look to the future
This week saw reaction from both the meat and dairy industries toward the Ministry of Educations newly launched climate change curriculum. Beef and Lamb NZ have...
Dr Sash: Staying healthy and safe this holiday season
Andrew Dickens talks with lifestyle correspondent Doctor Sash about keeping healthy and safe this holiday season. LISTEN ABOVE