The Long Lunch: In case you missed Thursday

Long Lunch 30/08/2018

In case you missed the show today, here are the best bits from The Long Lunch Thursday 30th August 2018.

Roady for Roadies

On Friday September 21 2018, the music industry and associated businesses will walk the 16km Coast to Coast from Onehunga to downtown Auckland to raise money for road crew “roadies” who may have fallen on hard times.

Brent Eccles joins Wendyl to discuss the movement.

Fast food giant Burger King caught underpaying staff, can’t hire migrant workers for a year

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Burger King has been banned from hiring migrant workers for a year after claims of underpaying staff.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) issued the ban after finding Burger King in breach of the Minimum Wage Act 1993.

Unite Union has welcomed the enforcement action and hopes the high-profile case would raise awareness of “wage theft”.

Science says genes could help predict cannabis use

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Researchers have pinpointed 35 genes that could predict whether an individual is more likely to pick up a joint.

The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, used DNA samples from some 180,000 people to identify genetic overlap among cannabis users.

“The study has learned that genes also play a role in predicting cannabis use,” said study’s co-author Profressor Eske Derks, from Brisbane-based QIMR Berghofer Translational Neurogenomics Laboratory.

Pet Talk 

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Shalsee Vigeant the PetCare Grey Lynn Associate Vet joins the show with expert tips and information from the pet world and talks about Brachycephalic syndrome which is a pathological condition affecting short nosed dogs and cats which can lead to severe respiratory distress.

Listen to all the full interviews above.

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