The Long Lunch: In case you missed Thursday

Long Lunch 26/07/2018

In case you missed Thursday, here are some of the best bits from The Long Lunch July 26th 2018.

'Suicide by cop' officer should be prosecuted

Photo credit: NZ Police.

Nicholas Taylor, an Auckland barrister and specialist in firearms lawyer, believes the officers who shot David Cerven - whose death was not ‘suicide by cop’ as initially suspected - should have been prosecuted, and what is wrong with the NZ Police’s culture around guns.

Peters says Australia should stop copying New Zealand’s flag

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In June 1902 New Zealand was the first of the Pacific colonies to adopt a local flag. Australia got around to getting a flag in November 1902. Tony Burton, a Sydney-based vexillographer and vice-president of Flags Australia, shows just why Winston Peters' claim that Australia should stop copying New Zealand's flag is technically, vexillologically, correct.

KKK painting to display in Texas

On Tuesday the University of Texas' Blanton Museum of Art unveiled Vincent Valdez's alarming 30-foot, four-panel painting depicitng modern-day Klu Klux Klan practitioners as part of his ‘The City’ exhibition. Mr Valdez joined The Long Lunch to talk about the painting and the intention behind it.

New Zealand's newest lake: Mangapoike

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New Zealand’s newest lake, Mangapoike - which covers 31 hectares on a farm 55km southwest of Gisborne - came as a surprise to everyone, including the farmer whose land it sits on. Murray Cave, a Gisborne District Council geologist, explains how it was formed.

Social Courage: Coping and thriving with the reality of social anxiety

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Dr Eric Goodman is the author of the book, Social Courage: Coping and thriving with the reality of social anxiety. He joins Wendyl to talk about what social anxiety actually is and when it can become a problem.

Pets: raw food vs kibble

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Every Thursday Wendyl talks everything pets, this week: Jordan Coulson from Define Canine has his 5 most recommended pet products, why it’s so important to generalise your dog, life beyond puppy obedience, and raw feeding vs kibble diets - the strength/weaknesses to both.

US gossip with Marc Malkin

Photo credit: Instagram, Demi Lovato.

Marc Malkin is an entertainment and pop culture junkie with all the latest entertainment news. Today: Demi Lovato’s overdose and Hollywood's outpouring of support, Elton John and the Royal Wedding, plus Jane Fonda revealed that a 9 to 5 remake with Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton is in the works!

The ‘fatberg’ epidemic sweeping across Auckland

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Roseline Klein The Watercare Services Limited head of water value of the ‘fatberg’ epidemic sweeping across Auckland at the moment and what people in the City of Sails can do to stop these disgusting monstrosities from forming in the first place.

Kate Rodger: Mission Impossible Fallout

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Newshub's Kate Rodger is across everything to do with films and movies. This week she's fresh off an interview with Tom Cruise for the brand new Mission Impossible Fallout, a dream interview for someone like Kate who loves Tom Cruise.

Here are her viewing recommendations for the week:

  • Movie: Mission Impossible Fallout  
  • Binge-watch: The Defiant Ones
  • Classic: Rain Man

Social media & tech with Vaughn Davis

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Sunday Social's Vaughn Davis bring his new technology finds, news and recommendations. This week: San Fran bans free food at Facebook, Tommy Hilfiger clothes know when you wear them and will pay you for it, and HQ Trivia - the live trivia game for cash! Tune in to Sunday Social from 7pm Sunday on RadioLIVE.

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