The Long Lunch: In case you missed Monday

Long Lunch 17/09/2018

In case you missed The Long Lunch today, here are the best bits to listen back to from Monday September 17th 2018.

Speech shows nothing new from Labour one year in

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Simon Bridges, National Party leader talks about the calamitous past couple of weeks for the Labour government and how a ‘rah-rah speech’ that detracts from Jacinda Ardern's ‘weak leadership and lack of ideas’ isn’t enough to pull the wool over the voting public’s eyes.

He says this is a government in damage control.

ABC says study shows NZ has moderated it's drinking over the last decades

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Nick Leggett, NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (ABC) executive director joins The Long Lunch talking about a new study that shows there is no relationship between alcohol advertising spend and consumption in New Zealand, despite calls from health researchers which suggest the ABC’s findings were “low level” with no academic validity.

He says there has been a 15% increase in spending on alcohol advertising and a 14% reduction in drinking over the last 30 years.

You can see the research paper here.

Bag of Books with Joan Mackenzie

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Here are the books Joan Mackenzie from Whitcoulls is reviewing on The Long Lunch today.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (author of Big Little Lies). Nine people check into a health and wellness resort for a 10 day detox, they have no idea what’s about to hit them. On sale tomorrow.

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan Jones. She’s Steve Jobs’s daughter. He denied paternity for the first two years of her life, then got caught by a DNA test. Was mean, dismissive, distant and unpredictable. He had very little to do with her while very young, more as she grew older and she went and lived with him and his “new” family for a time, but he was never nice to her and it’s a sad story. Set against the backdrop of California in the 70s and 80s.

Eco Home by Melinda Williams. All you need to know to build, renovate and and live sustainably.

Auckland's homeless count happens tonight

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Fiona Hamilton, project manager at Housing First Auckland talks about Auckland’s Homeless Count which kicks off tonight and will cover the Auckland region, exactly 4,894km2, including Wellsford in the north, Waiuku in the south, Piha in the west and the Hunua Ranges in the east.

Mate With a Plate: Luke Hines

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Luke Hines is our Mate With a Plate on The Long Lunch today. He's Australia's clean living expert, a nutrition coach, motivator, personal trainer and former MKR finalist.

He's talking about his new book Smart Carbs: Make Carbs Work For You and Unlock The Key to Weight Loss and Great Health. 

He also shares his recipe for a one pan cookie which you can find here.

Making the most out of mushrooms

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Today in Food News with Lauraine Jacobs we're talking all about mushrooms, all the different kinds and how to prepare them.

Author Interview: Mark Broatch

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Mark Broatch is our author interview subject today, he's a journalist, critic, author, and unashamed language nerd talking about his new book, Word to the Wise: Untangling the Mix-Ups, Misuse & Myths of Language.

Listen to all the full interviews above.

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