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THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH ANDREW DICKENS
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Sunday Panel: Clare Curran reveals impact of 'dirty politics' campaign
Outgoing MP Clare Curran says an image of a National MP posed with a toilet emblazoned with her face on it left her feeling "traumatised" and suffering from "humiliation". Curran...
Megan Singleton: Finding hidden secrets in Rotorua
With the borders still closed, travel blogger Megan Singleton is still exploring all the great things on offer around New Zealand. This week she is talking about...
Joan's Picks: The Liar and Flash Crash
The Liar by Lesley Pearse Hugely popular big commercial women’s fiction author and her books are great. This is about a young woman from tough background making...
Erin O'Hara: Why you should adopt Plastic Free July
While July is better known as the month when people give up the booze for 31 days, a new global movement is gaining steam. Plastic Free July encourages people to...
Sir Tony Robinson returns to TV in new travel show
Sir Tony Robinson has quite the varied CV: comedian, actor, author, presenter and political activist. Since rising to fame playing Baldrick on BBC television series...
Study: Apocalyptic movie fans were better prepared for pandemic
If you want to prepare for the next pandemic, start watching more horror movies! Research involving 310 volunteers at the University of Chicago has looked into people's movie...
Mike van de Elzen: Wet spice rubbed chicken
Wet spice rubbed chicken 2 chickens broken down into 8 1 cup of curry paste Coriander for garnish Green olives for garnish Curry paste (makes about 1 cup) 2 onions,...
Nicky Pellegrino changes course for new novel
Nicky Pellegrino has described her new book as her most dramatic and moving novel, which is probably quite apt given the world at the moment and drama and disruption...
Jawsh 685 becomes third Kiwi to score UK Number 1
South Auckland teenager Jawsh 685 has become just the third New Zealander to ever reach No 1 on the UK singles chart. His collaboration "Savage Love" with Jason...
Francesca Rudkin: Fullers fury email a reminder of how stressful 2020's been
It’s been a week of PR spin at work, hasn’t it? A week of optics, of controlling the narrative whether it was the Minister of Heath David Clark’s completely expected...
'Let's keep moving': Labour launches new campaign 'rallying call'
Get ready to hear Labour's new rallying call "let's keep moving" over the next 11 weeks in the lead-up to September's General Election. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...
Magnolia Kitchen owner opens up about online abuse during lockdown
Death threats and trolling were par for the course for some businesses that opened during the lockdown - even though they've received explicit permission from the...
Siouxsie Wiles case highlights problem of cyber bullying in NZ
Infectious diseases expert Siouxsie Wiles has spoken out about the appalling online abuse she has suffered in her work. The prominent science communicator, who answered...
Sunday Panel: Should returning Kiwis have to pay for isolation facilities?
The government is deciding if and how they will require returning New Zealanders to partially pay for their Covid-19 managed isolation costs. The government has...
Local tourism: Why you should visit Taupo
With the borders still closed, travel blogger Megan Singleton is heading around New Zealand and exploring our local cities. She joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss...
Should Roundup should be banned in New Zealand?
There are fresh calls to ban Roundup from New Zealand after the company behind the product had to pay out over claims the product causes cancer. Bayer will pay...
Joan's Picks: Rodham and Humankind
Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld. This is a novel which starts with the premise that in 1977 Hillary Rodham met Bill Clinton (true); he asked her to marry him several...
New book explores the people preparing for the apocalypse
Doomsday preppers, escape pods, missile silos: there are those amongst us who are fixated on, and preparing for, the end of the world. And one author has become...
Benee talks going viral and headlining her biggest tour yet
She's conquered Tik Tok, cleaned up at the New Zealand Music Awards, and performed on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon. Now Auckland pop star Benee is getting...
Michelle Dickinson: The strange way ducks help fish migrate
Scientists have discovered the slightly scatological way that ducks are helping populate lakes. Scientists have long wondered how fish were able to show up in isolated...
Mike van de Elzen: Ginger syrup
Ginger syrup 2 large knobs of ginger (approx. 6cm each), roughly chopped 4 Tbsp honey 3 cups water 3 lemons soda water handful fresh mint leaves to serve In...
The Simpsons to stop using white actors to voice non-white characters
"The Simpsons" will no longer use White actors to voice non-White characters, according to the show's producers. "Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have...
New book explores the contentious issues around assisted dying
Later this year all voters will have the option to have their say on the End of Choice Act, with the referendum part of September’s General Election. Parliament...
Government considered moving different regions out of lockdown earlier
Different regions could have moved down alert levels earlier than others if Cabinet accepted a plan put together by the National Advice Management Centre. Officials...
Parents delaying second child because of daycare costs
New Zealand parents are having children further apart or even deciding against a second baby because they can't afford to have two kids in daycare at once. For...