The Long Lunch: In case you missed Thursday

Long Lunch 16/08/2018

In case you missed the show today, here are the best bits for you to listen back to from Thursday 16th August 2018.

20% of Kiwis drink 75% of the country's alcohol

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Senior Sergeant Graham Shields, New Zealand police alcohol harm prevention coordinator, discusses the fact that 20% of Kiwi drinkers consume 75% of the country’s alcohol and the associated damage is costing New Zealand nearly $8 million a year.

Caravan beats house for graphic designer

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Karen Nisbet, freelance graphic designer, talking about the lifestyle she has chosen for herself by giving up on the idea of buying a house in Auckland and purchasing a caravan and ultimately being someone who is of no fixed abode over the past two years.

Social media & technology with Vaughn Davis

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Vaughn Davis joins The Long Lunch, talking about Ground, the app that helps you decipher fake news, a study into online dating showing that while men’s sexual desirability peaks at age 50, women’s starts high at 18 and falls from there.

Lifecake which is like Facebook for your family and BNZ's convert it app that shows you how much everything costs when you're overseas, just point it at the price tag and it will convert to $NZ.

'Sadness and grief for the abused... anger at the church'

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Tim Lennon, the president of SNAP, the survivors network of those abused by priests discusses the long-awaited grand jury report into clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania, which found 300 Roman Catholic priests had molested more than 1,000 children and possibly many more, since the 1940's.

He says he feels sadness for the abused and anger towards the church for covering it up.

You can go to if you would like help or more information.

Te Reo and one more language should be compulsory in schools

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Associate professor Sharon Harvey, the head of the school of language and culture at the Auckland university of technology talks about why Te Reo Maori and one other language option should be compulsory for school children in New Zealand.

UK goss with Dan Wootton

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Dan Wootton is in the studio with Wendyl Nissen catching us up on all the UK goss including the latest with Madonna, the Royal family and what he's been up to as The Sun's Executive Editor.

40 years since Grease: US gossip with Marc Malkin

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Marc Malkin Senior Events & Lifestyle Editor at Variety joins us on The Long Lunch with the latest Hollywood gossip including his meeting with The Queer Eye guys and it's been 40 years since Grease came out.

Looking after older pets with Shalsee Vigeant

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Shalsee Vigeant, PetCare Grey Lynn associate vet, joins The Long Lunch to talk about geriatric pets. How can you tell if their quality of life is being compromised and when is the best time to let them go?

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