Simon Barnett & James Daniels Afternoons

Simon Barnett & James Daniels Afternoons

Join Simon Barnett and James Daniels to discuss and debate the issues that matter most to New Zealanders. From the world stage to here at home, with the latest in news and views, you will always be in the know with Si and James.

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December 8, 2022 16 min

Grant Fox dominated the All Black first five eighths position in the late 1980s and mid 90s, becoming one of the most potent scorers in test history scoring an incredible 645 points in 46 tests.  

He’s been involved in New Zealand rugby for over 40 years as a player, coach, and until very recently as an All Blacks selector. 

Since retiring from playing he’s also been a business owner, a broadcaster, and a dad to Ryan Fox – New Zeal...

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The Christchurch City Council has changed the age for children to swim on their own at a public pool to 12 meaning children 11 and under must have to adult supervision.

From January 16, the supervisor must be 16 or older. Previously the rule applied to children aged 7 and under.

Daniel Gerrard is Chief Executive of Water Safety New Zealand and he called Simon Barnett & James Daniels as they discussed the issue.

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Gareth Abdinor is an Employment Lawyer and Partner with Malley & Co solicitors.

He regularly joins Simon Barnett and James Daniels to answer all listeners' employment related questions.

Today, he answered questions about getting annual leave paid out, negotiating a pay rise and dealing with a personal grievance, among other things.

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December 1, 2022 11 min

Kendra Cocksedge was first recognised in 2006 with selection for the Taranaki and Hurricanes Schools, where her resourceful, intuitive halfback play, allround skills and goalkicking ability first came to the fore.   

Among her many gongs. Kendra was awarded World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year in 2015 and 2018, New Zealand Rugby Women’s Player of the Year, and broke through the glass ceiling to be the first female recipient of the ...

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It’s been one year since Christopher Luxon took over the reins at the National Party.

He inherited an organisation that had been through a tumultuous period of leadership changes and internal controversies.

Since Luxon has taken over, the party has become more stable and steadily risen in the polls.

Chris Luxon joined Simon Barnett & James Daniels on his one year anniversary.

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The Retirement Commission's advising against raising the retirement age.

The Commission's three-yearly Review of Retirement Income Policies makes 35 recommendations for government, private sector, researchers, employers and itself.

Jane Wrightson says some believe an age of 65 is unaffordable - she's asking where that evidence came from.

She says research shows if the age rises -- women, Maori, and Pasifika will hurt th...

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Nathan Wallis is New Zealand's leading Neuroscience Educator, focusing on child development and how the brain works.

He's a lively and engaging speaker who uses humour and plain language to make his complex topic come to life.

Nathan explores how the brain works and how neuroscience can better inform our day to day interactions with children and young people.

He joins Simon Barnett and James Daniels every second Tuesday – t...

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November 24, 2022 11 min

Rob Hewitt's story of survival is one that is hard to beat. 

The former navy diver spent 75 hours in the open sea after a diving trip went terribly wrong. 

But unlike most people who find themselves in that situation - Hewitt lived to tell his own tale. 

And more than 13 years later he's still living most of his life around the water and using his story to save others from falling foul of the mighty ocean. 

Hewitt is now on...

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The Reserve Bank has lifted the official cash rate today by 75 basis points, taking it to 4.25 percent, its highest level since 2008.

The RBNZ now sees the OCR rising to a peak of 5.5 per cent in 2023, which adds to the expectations that we may face a recession.

Independent economist Tony Alexander says that this rate hike was expected, but the concerns about inflation are still justified, and economists have reason to be concerned...

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Gareth Abdinor is an Employment Lawyer and Partner with Malley & Co solicitors.

He regularly joins Simon Barnett and James Daniels to answer all listeners' employment related questions.

Today, he answered questions about leave entitlements, restraint of trade and giving notice among other things.

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One of New Zealand Rugby’s big personalities, Israel Dagg was destined for stardom as a teen. 

He made headlines in 2006 when as a secondary schools player was selected for Hawke’s Bay and his elevation continued at a rapid rate, going on to make his All Blacks debut in 2010, playing 66 tests. 

He’s gone on to be a passionate advocate for mental health and player welfare, and is currently playing alongside 22 other athletes in The ...

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Nathan Wallis is New Zealand's leading Neuroscience Educator, focusing on child development and how the brain works.

He's a lively and engaging speaker who uses humour and plain language to make his complex topic come to life.

Nathan explores how the brain works and how neuroscience can better inform our day to day interactions with children and young people.

He joins Simon Barnett and James Daniels every second Tuesday – t...

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November 10, 2022 12 min

Zac Guildford has had a well documented battle with mental health and addiction issues over the years.

He managed to achieve his ultimate dream of making the All Blacks at just 20 years of age.

After years of trouble and self discovery he is now in ta space to share his experiences.

Zac Guildford was Simon Barnett & James Daniels' special guest for this week's Six And A Song.

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Gareth Abdinor, partner and employment law specialist at Malley & Co solicitors joined Simon and James for his fortnightly segment answering listeners questions on all things employment. 

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Newstalk ZB host Simon Barnett paid an emotional tribute to his wife Jodi on Tuesday after returning to the airwaves for the first time in four weeks.

Addressing listeners on Simon Barnett and James Daniels Afternoons, the broadcasting veteran revealed Jodi’s brain cancer had returned after three years in remission.

Jodi was rushed to the hospital in April 2018 after suffering a seizure at the couple’s Christchurch home. She was la...

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October 27, 2022 13 min

Niva Retimanu is a very familiar name to radio listeners in New Zealand.

Hailing from Invercargill the Newstalk ZB newsreader has won almost too many radio awards to count!

She has over thirty years experience as a journalist and newsreader.

Niva is a marathon runner and an author as well - her book 'Leading From Behind' was published in 2016.

Her latest venture is co-hosting a NZ Herald podcast, Straight Up, alongside form...

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Gareth Abdinor is an Employment Lawyer and Partner with Malley & Co solicitors.

He regularly joins Simon Barnett and James Daniels to answer listeners' employment related questions.

Today, he answered plenty of juicy questions when he joined James and Tyler Adams (sitting in for Simon) .

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Justice beyond the grave.

The Supreme Court has quashed Peter Ellis' child abuse convictions after three decades of him maintaining his innocence.

Ellis died before his name could be cleared.

Today's decision points out expert evidence at his original trial shouldn't have been admitted -- and there was a high risk the children's evidence was contaminated.

Lynley Hood - long time supporter of Peter Ellis and author o...

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Peter Ellis' child abuse convictions have been quashed.

After three decades, the Supreme Court has called the investigation and Ellis' trial a miscarriage of justice.

It's found the evidence of an expert witness didn't inform the jury of other possible causes of the children's behaviours -- and simply, shouldn't have been admitted.

It also makes a point of saying the need for special care due to the complexi...

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October 6, 2022 11 min

Kiwi motorsport legend Jim Richards’ racing resume is incomparable.  

It includes seven Bathurst 1000 wins, four Australian Touring Car Championships, eight Targa Tasmania wins, three Nations Cup championships, two Touring Car Masters championships and title victories in categories including Australian NASCAR, GT-Production and Carrera Cup. 

Known as Gentleman Jim, he made a record 35 starts in the Bathurst 1000 between 1974 and 20...

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