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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August 16, 2022 14 min

Dr Anthony Jordan is the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre’s clinical director and one of our leading immunologists. 

He joined Simon Barnett and James Daniels to answer listeners questions.

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Jon Toogood is New Zealand rock royalty.  

Best known as the lead singer of Shihad, Jon is joining a collaboration of New Zealand's best musicians to present Come Together - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. 

He’ll also be on tour in September with a reunited Shihad.  

Jon Toogood was Simon Barnett & James Daniels' guest for this week's Six and a Song.

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The headlines regarding youth crime seem endless at the moment.

From ram raids to street brawls, car theft and shoplifting the problem seems out of control.

Youth Development worker and social justice commentator Aaron Hendry joined Simon Barnett & James Daniels.

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

He has developed a reputation as a lively and engaging speaker who uses humour and plain language to make his complex topic come to life.

Nathan's sessions explore how the brain works and how neuroscience can better inform our day to day interactions with children and young people.

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August 4, 2022 13 min

Nick Afoa is a former social worker, rugby player and current actor and singer extraordinaire.  

He made headlines around the world when he beat 400 others to the role of Simba in the world's top-grossing musical The Lion King. 

He’s now part of an all-star cast for Pacifica the Musical, which premiers on August 19 - Featuring a catalogue of the biggest Kiwi pop songs ever

Nick Afoa was Simon Barnett and James Daniels’ guest fo...

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While visiting Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, James and his wife Diane found themselves needing to hitchhike. After being turned down by a few passing cars, they were eventually picked up by a very fascinating local! 

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It's time to party like it's 1997 - as Auckland's Sky Tower turns 25.

Various events are planned to mark the occasion, including family-friendly entertainment at weekends.

One of the crane operators during construction of the Sky Tower was Buff Malaitai and he joined Simon Barnett and James Daniels on the show today.

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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 making sure you are getting the minimum wage, being an independent contractor and what to do about an employee who spends too much time on his mobile phone, among other things .

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How good was it to hear Stephen Joyce with Kerre Woodham yesterday morning?

The former Finance Minister talked calmly and rationally about our inflation crisis and government spending.

I hope Christopher Luxon was listening, because he has a lot to learn.

It was great to hear Mr Joyce talking about the inflation spike and it’s causes.

He correctly said it’s unique quality was that it was a supply shock and not a demand shock that c...

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Newstalk ZB Sportstalk host D'Arcy Waldegrave joined Tim Roxborogh to discuss the reaction from players and fans to the Manly Sea Eagles releasing a Pride jersey.

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Newstalk ZB sports reporter Elliott Smith joined Tim Roxborough live from Auckland Airport following the All Blacks' Rugby Championship squad naming, which was followed by a media stand up with under-fire coach Ian Foster.

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Auckland Mayoral Candidate Leo Molloy appeared on TV 3's comedy show New Zealand Today last night, and not everyone is laughing. 
The talk could be seen as personality politics but  Auckland Mayoral Candidate Wayne Brown believes Molloy should back down from the race. 
Both Leo Molloy and Wayne Brown joined Simon Barnett to discuss the show. 
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July 15, 2022 19 min
Another twist in the race to become Auckland's mayor.
Candidate Wayne Brown has called on rival Leo Molloy to withdraw after an appearance on satirical television programme, New Zealand Today.
Molloy hit out at people he deemed "woke" as well as mayors Phil Goff and Len Brown during the interview with comedian Guy Williams.
Wayne Brown says the bizarre antics, short-temper, and foul-mouthed rants have eliminated any though...
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Animal welfare group Safe wants to ban rodeo events as they believe the practice breaches animal welfare law. 
President of the New Zealand Cowboys Association Lyall Cox disputes this claim, and says events have never had any reports of pain and distress inflicted on rodeo animals. 
Simon Barnett and Tyler Adams ( filling in for James Daniels) talk to Lyall Cox about rodeos and their practices.

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Simon Barnett and Tyler Adams ( filling in for James Daniels) talk to Dr Michael Baker about boosters, masks and the recent Covid restrictions. 
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July 14, 2022 13 min
Wairangi Koopu is a former professional rugby league footballer who played 159 times for the Warriors, appeared in the 2002 NRL Grand Final, was named the club's player of the year in 2004, played for the Kiwis in 2004 and 5, and spent a season at Melbourne Storm at the end of his career.  
He primarily played in the second-row, and as a centre. He is now a freelance broadcaster having started in television as a presenter and fi...
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Environmental groups are concerned that 15 years won’t be long enough for us as a nation to wean ourselves as off our reliance on coal.
2037 is when the Government wants to ban the burning of the fossil fuel but players from some of our biggest industries rely on it and the coal mining industry says cheap alternatives aren’t yet available.
Patrick Phelps of advocacy group for the coal industry Minerals West Coast, joined Simon Barnet...
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England Coach Eddie Jones says rugby's use of red and yellow cards is "out of control" and that referees will be the most important player when the top teams meet at next year's World Cup.
The All Blacks want answers after Ardie Savea was confined to the sidelines following a series of first half cards in the Dunedin defeat.
Confusion reigned during a chaotic sequence of events that involved the All Blacks losing Leic...
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What with the dominance of Top Gun: Maverick & Stranger Things on the entertainment world, along with the return of baggy jeans, you'd be forgiven right now for wondering if we were back in the 80s.
Simon Barnett and Tyler Adams (in for James Daniels) got a bit nostalgic on the show and went Back To The Future reminiscing the best things about the Eighties.  
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July 8, 2022 5 min
Today on the show we discussed why many think it is OK to use an accessible  toilet when they'd never park in a disability car park.
Disable Persons Assembly Chief Executive Prudence Walker joined Simon Barnett and Tyler Adams (in for James Daniels) on the programme.
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