The Talk Sessions
Changes

Changes

September 19, 2021

We talked about change. It's the only thing that is constant in our lives so how comfortable are you with it? We asked what is the biggest life change you've experienced recently and how did you get through it? Do you think a lot of change is healthy or unhealthy for a person?  
We spoke with speaker, author and mentor Tanya Unkovich.

 

Is It A Conspiracy?

Is It A Conspiracy?

September 14, 2021
This week we took a deep dive into the intriguing world of conspiracy theories.
They've been around since the beginning of time, why are they so alluring despite a raft of factual information from many credible sources, why is it that so many Christians are susceptible?
At the moment it seems like there's a conspiracy around every corner with Q-Anon to 5G towers, vaccinations to the One World Government. 
How do you identify a conspiracy theory? What information can we trust from the media? 

We're chatted with Sheridan Voysey a writer, speaker and broadcaster who has does extensive research on this and then heard all sorts of different opinions from callers.

All About Dads

All About Dads

September 8, 2021
We talked about Dads and how their role has changed over the years. We started by chatting with Clint aka Randall from The Edge who has two littlies with his thoughts on being a Dad along with his struggles and highlights. 
There were some great thoughts on the importance of Dads place in the family and lovely reflections on childhoods.
What Is Success?

What Is Success?

August 17, 2021

We talked about success and what is it? How do we define success?  How has this changed over time?

Is there a Christian definition of success?

We chatted with businessman Murray Thom who left school at 15 with no qualifications. By the age of 23 he was Managing Director of CBS Records New Zealand, the youngest Managing Director of that group in the world. He's responsible for the Great New Zealand Songbook, The Great Australian Songbook also The Great New Zealand Cookbook, The Offerings and so many other initiatives.

Is The Sermon Necessary?

Is The Sermon Necessary?

August 10, 2021

We take it for granted that church consists of the usual components, worship, sermon, prayer, cuppa tea.

But why and where did this become the norm? And is the sermon a necessary part of it? There were all sorts of thoughts and opinions, have a listen.

Tattoos - yes or no?

Tattoos - yes or no?

August 6, 2021

We had an open mic night but the topic quickly moved to tattoos and whether they're good or bad. All sorts of different opinions came through.

Is True Friendship in Decline?

Is True Friendship in Decline?

August 6, 2021

Friendships are on the decline in some parts of the world with busyness and mobility cited as reasons.  
In America people reported having less close friends than in previous years, with roughly half citing three or fewer.   
We asked listeners whether friendships changed over the years and do you agree that it's harder to maintain friendships?

Hate Speech

Hate Speech

July 6, 2021

The Government recently published a discussion paper on criminalising hate speech. We asked whether it needs further legislating and how do you find the balance between freedom of speech and protection.

We chatted with the Hon Kris Faafoi who explained the intention behind it and also lawyer Liam Hare who has concerns with it.

Is Anything Out There?

Is Anything Out There?

June 29, 2021

The possibility of alien life has captivated the human imagination for decades, recently astronomers identified planets where aliens could be looking at us here on earth. On the Talk Sessions we asked are we alone in the universe?

America’s Cup and EV’s

America’s Cup and EV’s

June 24, 2021
We started talking about the America's Cup - do you think the Government and Akld council made the right call capping their offer at $99 mil? We then tacked to the topic of electric vehicles? 
The Government announced its Clean Car Package trying to incentivise New Zealanders to go electric by offering discounts for both new and used EV's - while imposing a fee on newly imported, higher-emitting vehicles from January 2022. 
We chatted with marketing professor Bodo Lang from Akld University about the AmCup and Simon Douglas National Manager Policy & Research at AA about EV's touching on whether there are other options and the environmental impact of the batteries.
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