The Talk Sessions
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.
Is it time to breakaway from the Monarchy?

Is it time to breakaway from the Monarchy?

June 14, 2021

With Queens birthday holiday just gone we’re asking is it time to breakaway from the Monarchy? 

Do NZer's want it, are we ready for change? Is there a desire for NZ to become a republic? And of course what does this mean for the Treaty? 

We started by talking with a constitutional law expert Graeme Edgeler.

Life-Changing Moments

Life-Changing Moments

June 1, 2021

We talked about Life-Changing moments. That moment when one small action has changed your life for the better, one small off the cuff decision that you thought nothing of, impacted your life forever for good. 

We started by talking with Dr Deborah Bower from Soul Care talking about the importance of taking action and the barriers that hold us back.

Evangelism - How do you share your faith?

Evangelism - How do you share your faith?

May 31, 2021

We talked about evangelism and had evangelist Daz Chettle in studio for the whole night. He has so many inspiring stories and loves to share his faith.

Israel and Palestine

Israel and Palestine

May 17, 2021

The conflict between Israel and Palestinian groups has been escalating over the past week.
We looked at why it has happened, who is involved and how it compares to previous flash points in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we also look at the churches response to the conflict. We started by chatting with Matt Perry from FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) who's spent years living in the area, he's also studied missiology and anthropology, has a Masters Degree in Theology and Intercultural Studies and very interested in the Arab world.

Lost and then Found

Lost and then Found

May 12, 2021

We talked about being lost and found again. There were lots of prodigal son stories and encouraging testimonies of how others came to their faith.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

May 4, 2021

It was Open Mic night. We talked about all sorts of things from housing to icecream, God's will, social media, news consumption, maths in school, selling the All Blacks and sugar - wow! Quite a list.

Burnout

Burnout

April 20, 2021

We talked about burnout - emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress.

 

The line between work and home has become blurry with technology enabling us to connect out of hours, but it's become even more blurry over the past 12 months with lockdowns meaning more people working from home. 

Do you find it hard to separate yourself from work?  Are you working more than you should? Have you ever suffered burnout? 

We started by chatting with lead pastor of Windsor Park Baptist who had some great thoughts around the topic.

Wealth vs Greed

Wealth vs Greed

April 14, 2021

We talked about money specifically the tension between wealth and greed.  

As a christian how do you find the line between accumulating wealth and getting to the point where enough is enough. We chatted with Pastor of Life Church Paul DeJong and also author of God, Money and Me.

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