Broadcaster, city councillor and iwi leader James Daniels (Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa, Tuwharetoa and Tainui) joins Simon Barnett to co-host Newstalk ZB Afternoons from 13 July 2021.
Daniels spent nineteen years on the tribal authority Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu and is currently a Christchurch City Councillor.
“Last year I was asked to host nine to noon in Canterbury on Coast 105.7FM” said Daniels. “It’s been busy juggling those roles, but for more than forty years I’ve been involved in broadcasting and my passion for connecting with people remains strong. Being offered this opportunity to be a full-time host nationwide on the biggest radio network in New Zealand is unexpected and extraordinary.”
Simon Barnett said “Both being Christchurch based broadcasters for so many years, James and I know each other well. But, in the all the years we’ve had on air we’ve always worked on opposing networks. Now, to not only be on the same network, but to be hosting a show together, it’s going to be a real treat for me and ZB’s listeners.”
Newstalk ZB Afternoons with Simon Barnett and James Daniels - Tuesdays to Fridays 12pm - 4pm – begins 13 July 2021.