The Long Lunch: In case you missed Tuesday

Long Lunch 04/09/2018

In case you missed The Long Lunch today, here are the best bits to listen back to from Tuesday September 4th 2018.

Less blood could benefit heart surgery for older patients

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Auckland hopsital intensive care specialist Dr Shay McGuinness discusses a new piece of international research involving NZ doctors and over 500 Kiwi patients which looks set to change the way surgeons operate on older patients undergoing heart surgery.

He says that patients over 75 did better when given less blood transfusions during heart surgery.

Sentence for journalists 'deeply dissapointing'

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Reuters editor Kevin Krolicki discusses the seven-year sentence that has been handed down to two of the agency’s journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo after reporting on violence against Rohingyas.

He says this reporting is their contribution to democracy in Myanmar.

World-leading GPS research in New Zealand

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Dr Robert Odolinski, senior lecturer at the university of Otago school of surveying, discusses the groundbreaking Global Navigation Satellite Systems work he’s involved with that will help ensure your phone takes you precisely where you want to go.

He says this is at the research stage now but it's likely we can expect GPS precision to within a centimetre in the future.

We will get this issue of violence in Paihia solved

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The Far North Mayor John Carter discusses the continued troubles in Paihia that have driven a small group of residents to create the Foreshore For Sure Letter Writers group, which is working to end the violence in their town. Mr Carter says the violence has come from kids growing up with no hope and a fix needs to be community driven. 

'Begpackers' more common than you'd think

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Phuket-based journalist Tim Newton discusses the images circulating the world of Western tourists begging for money to fund their travels that has outraged locals and the international community alike.

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