The Long Lunch: In case you missed Friday

Long Lunch 10/08/2018

In case you missed The Long Lunch today, here are some of the best bits from Friday August 10th 2018.

Lack of empathy towards animals a sign of a psychopath

Photo: Newshub.

Clinical psychologist Dr Cara Tucker discusses the link between a lack of empathy toward animals in children and where it can lead in later life, in the wake of four teenage boys being arrested in Northland for slaughtering a protected leopard seal.

Whangarei bucks trend with business flurry

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Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai talks about how after spending years in the economic doldrums, Whangarei is bucking the national trend with a flurry of local business activity and unemployment is now at its lowest point in a decade.

Jucy trials EV campervan prototype

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Dan Alpe the JUCY co-founder and chief operating officer talks about a new nationwide trial featuring a Kiwi-made, prototype EV campervan, (done in conjunction with Massey University) that will lead to a new fleet of environmentally friendly, cost effective rental vehicles being used by international tourists around the country.

Feature Interview: Michael Hurst

Photo: NZ On Screen.

Michael Hurst, performer and director, joins The Long Lunch today to discuss his show No Holds Bards tour. No Holds Bards, which is a mix of four Shakespeare plays, tours with AOTNZ 29 July – 31 Aug 2018.

Initiative teaches preschoolers financial literacy

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Pauline Winter, Auckland Kindergarten Association Interim CEO, discusses an inventive new nationwide initiative helping preschoolers with financial literacy.

New bill could see bereavemant leave for miscarriages

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Labour list MP Ginny Anderson discusses the new members’ bill she is leading which would allow employees to take up to three days bereavement leave after a miscarriage.

For more see Jenna Lynch's Newshub article here.

Single use plastic bags out by 2019

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Greenpeace New Zealand oceans campaigner Emily Hunter discusses today’s Government announcement to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2019.

Listen to all of the interviews from The Long Lunch above.

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