The Long Lunch: In case you missed Wednesday

Long Lunch 25/07/2018

In case you missed Wednesday, here are some of the best bits from The Long Lunch July 25th 2018.

More police training needed for mental health care

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Independent advocate spokesman Graeme Moyle on the shockingly inadequate amount of training police officers in New Zealand are given in relation to mental health callouts.

The grim reality of poverty in Samoa

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The Samoan Observer editor Mata'afa Keni Lesa on a new report which shows that despite progress in big picture economic growth in Samoa, one in five Samoans -- particularly those in rural and remote areas -- are living in poverty, many in shocking conditions.

Subscription-based KiwiSaver scheme promises big savings

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The co-founder of a new KiwiSaver scheme that is set up with a monthly fee structure that is based on the Netflix and Spotify models and was brought about off the back of news that many Kiwis had no idea which KiwiSaver fund they were in, let alone the fees they were paying.

Natural burials offer alternative to traditional cemetery

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The Natural Burials director Mark Blackham on the growing trend toward natural burials and cemeteries in New Zealand and how the landscape has changed since he first started working on the concept in New Zealand in the early 2000s.

Sixty years of NASA - what next?

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The astrophysicist and frequent NASA collaborator John O'Meara on the 60th anniversary of the world’s most well-known space agency, and what we can expect in the realm of space exploration over the next 60 years.

Backyard Banter with Lynda Hallinan

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NZ Gardener editor Lynda Hallinan joined The Long Lunch to reveal all her gardening tips and tricks.

Drive-time with Eric Thompson

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Motorsport journalist Eric Thompson joined The Long Lunch to discuss; the top vehicles that get stolen in NZ and how to keep your car safe and secure.

Parenting Panel: Teaching kids about ownership, responsibility

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John Cowan from The Parenting Place and Yvonne Godfrey from Miomo Youth Independence Programme join the show to reveal their parenting tips and tricks.

2018 Silver Scroll nominee Troy Kingi

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Kerikeri-based actor and musician Troy Kingi joined RadioLIVE to discuss his successful career, his most inspiring songs and his acting role in the Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.