The Hits 3pm Pick Up

The Hits 3pm Pick Up

At 3pm our lives get hectic. Kids need to be picked up, their big news digested, then it’s what’s for dinner? To get you through, we have The Hits 3pm Pick Up hosted by Megan Papas who brings her vibrant and bubbly energy to brighten your afternoon. Catch-up here on the moments you’ve missed.

Episodes

December 1, 2022 8 min
Estelle has done something brave: she's thrown out her favourite swimsuit. So - what's she going to do now? We get some great tips about togs that cover your bum. Next, The KMart Wishing Tree is here to make a big difference this Christmas. It's the longest and largest gift giving appeal in New Zealand, and we hear how it works with Frankie (and the gift can be anything, not just from KMart!). Estelle's filling in f...

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Estelle was driving, but - yuk!!! - what's that smell? After days of investigation, she finally found the source of the smell. It wasn't pleasant, it wasn't pretty, but it is funny. Then, we hear about the the joys of shopping with a Bestie, and how it's a way to avoid awkward questions such as 'how much did you pay for that?'. Estelle's filling in for Megan Papas, enjoy the Podcast.

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November 28, 2022 5 min
Estelle's man, Gibby, has officially given up on something: sorting the socks. Unable to tell tell the difference between socks for Estelle and Ava he's walking away. Did we mention Ava is 3 and a half? We hear what responsibilties are shirked by your nearest and dearest. After that, Estelle dishes on J Lo and her decision to make another record. Estelle's filling in for Megan Papas, enjoy the podcast.

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Instead of 'Boys Will Be Boys', what if we say 'Boys will be caring, boys will be respectful...' Estelle talks to Robb McCann for White Ribbon Day, and how we can create positive male role models. If you have boys, there are easy ways to talk to them, and Robb explains how. Then, brave kids have learnt first aid and saved lives - we hear about the amazing work of Hato Hone St John, which teaches kids first aid skill...

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November 23, 2022 9 min
Estelle has made a horrifying discovery: she's weird. Why? Because she only has 1 email address. Producers Tayla and Emily are happy to point out how strange this is, and we have callers who reveal the importance of having a 'burner' account. Then, Estelle has a favourite TV show, and the host has been on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon...the show in question is kids show 'Bluey'. Estelle's filling in for Me...

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November 22, 2022 6 min
Estelle went to a good friend's Wedding on the weekend - but there was an unexpected interruption with something that was s-l-o-w...after that, we get a great call about gatecrashers who steal dances with...a grandad? Then, Estelle did some adulting - you know, when you're organised, or responsible, and she asks for when you had to be the adult. Filling in for Megan Papas, enjoy the podcast!

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Estelle has a side hustle as an actor (a proper actor, ok, she's done heaps of stage shows and stuff), and ended up in a super-weird position involving another actor and climbing over him in bed...(like we said, Estelle's a proper actor, it's not an adult film!). We get some funny messages including one that's - wooooooooo - supernatural? Check it out! Estelle's filling in for Megan Papas, enjoy the podcast.

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November 15, 2022 3 min
How To Have The Best Birthday Ever

It's Estelle's Birthday...but her 3 year old daughter, Ava, is a bit upset something was missing from the celebration. Estelle opens up the lines to talk Birthday Celebrations, including a surprise wedding. Cool stories here, Estelle's filling in for Megan Papas, enjoy the podcast!

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Lots of feels in this ep. Estelle has audio of a kid who discovered a song his dad recorded in the 1970s...and the son LOVES what his Dad did! Then, we have a special guest: Sarah Brooks has raised over $17,000 for the Pink Ribbon Walk. She's going through her own journey with Breast Cancer, and describes everything that Pink Ribbon does - from drug funding, to direct nurse support - and the difference it makes.

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It's spice and Christmas today - Estelle talks to Cherie Metcalfe from 'Pepper and Me', about how her business 'Pepper & Me' started out with selling her own spice and salt grinds at markets, and today, Cherie has a warehouse and new book 'Together, Food for Sharing'. There's some great inspo here, for food and starting your own business. Then, Estelle looks at the new Christmas Movie starring Ry...

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November 4, 2022 5 min

Estelle found an easy way to help Ava, her 3-year old daughter, write a letter to Santa - it's probably the best use for Junk Mail, and Estelle reckon's Santa will write back. Then, what would it be like to visit Disneyland almost 3000 days in a row? We hear more from Jeff Reitz, who was interviewed by Jono and Ben. Estelle's filling in for Megan Papas, enjoy the podcast!

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November 3, 2022 9 min
Estelle has an issue about 90s Mariah Carey V Mariah the 'Queen Of Christmas', and takes a look at a new Christmas Book Mariah has penned. Then, Estelle's Daughter Ava has an issue with the family cat's face - and which one of the Hits family looks like a criminal? Finally, Riiki Reid is in the studio to talk about her latest song, and it's a great chat - like how she treats music like a diary, but her partner w...

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November 2, 2022 3 min

P!nk has a new song coming out soon 'Never Gonna Not Dance Again', and has a tease on a hotline in the states - so Estelle does us all a solid, and pays for an international call to hear what her P!nkness has in store for us. Then, an age old question: who would you take to Disneyland? It's an answer you need for the Hits Boarding Call, as it could happen for real. Estelle's filling in for Megan, enjoy the Podcast!

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November 1, 2022 5 min
Big episode today - Estelle dives into Taylor Swift's latest album, which Estelle dubs part of 'her hollywood period', and has been breaking records all over the place. We check out what celebs wore for Halloween, our girl Lizzo had an amazing costume, then Estelle shares funny as stories about her daughter and hubby, before giving away prizes 'cos it's her birthday this month. Estelle's filling in for Megan...

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October 31, 2022 3 min

Estelle has been in Christchurch to host the Pink Star Walk, and talks about the aroha of the day. Then, it's goodbye Goody Goody Gumdrops - social media has lit up with the announcement from Tip Top on the desert demise of GGG and Cookies and Cream flavours. Estelle's filling in for Megan, enjoy the podcast!

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In this Ep, Estelle talks about trying to teach patience to a 3-year old - yeah/nah, not going to happen, when the 3-year old is your daughter waiting for an amazing Halloween costume to arrive from Canada. Then, you have to hear what was given away at Drake's 36th Birthday party - was he paying people to go to his party? Seriously, this is nek level. Estelle's filling in for Megan, enjoy the podcast!

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October 25, 2022 5 min

Super-fun episode here. Estelle took her 3-year old daughter, Ava, to the movies - and they ended up dancing in the aisle. So, Estelle asks what crazy thing did your parents do for you? We hear from Alex about her dad's completely unexpected dance moves. Then, Estelle has a crazy story about Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy, who bid THOUSANDS of dollars at an auction. Estelle's filling in for Megan, enjoy the podc...

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How do you get kids to smile (nicely) for photos – you know, instead of pulling a weird fake grimace? Estelle has found a great trick to try for your next family photo shoot.

Deva Mahal is a Hawaii-born / Wellington-based soul and RnB powerhouse, she's headlining WOMAD 2023, and she joins us for a great chat.

Finally, Estelle is joined by our resident web-movie-tv expert Rach, to talk about 'Don Worry Darling'.

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October 20, 2022 8 min

We start with a bit of fun, it's Inconsequential News Quiz Time – are you a quiz master? TJ In Hastings takes on the entertainment world for the chance to score this week's prize.

A little more serious, Estelle talks to Julie from Kidscan about kids going to school without the basics – Julie talks about what they're seening at Kidscan, and a super-easy way people can help.

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October 19, 2022 7 min

The wedding day is your special day, all your friends are there, the family, and then – RIP – disaster strikes the Wedding Dress. Estelle talks to Rach about overcoming a near-wedding night disaster with cool nerves, and we get a whole bunch of v. cool stories about turning a Wedding Day Mishaps into Wedding Day WIns.

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