The Long Lunch: In case you missed Wednesday

Long Lunch 12/09/2018

If you missed The Long Lunch today, here are the best bits to listen back to from Wednesday 12th September 2018.

Christchurch man takes on namesakes problems

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Liam Ward from Christchurch discusses the ongoing problems he is facing due to the criminal and financial problems of another man who has the same name and birthdate.

New Zealand's sexuality education, reviewed

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Dr Deirdre Shaw, ERO evaluation services manager, talks to Wendyl Nissen about a new report that the majority of schools in New Zealand are not effectively meeting students' needs with sex education.

She says topics such as social media and pornography are not getting covered.

Backyard Banter with Lynda Hallinan

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Lynda Hallinan shares the jobs to tick off this weekend in the garden:

  • Finish planting bareroot deciduous fruit trees, and moving trees/shrubs that are still dormant.
  • Start a blossom calendar, of what's blooming when, so you can spot gaps in your pollination process.
  • Feed, feed, feed your garlic.
  • Sow rocket, bok choy, mesclun for salads.
  • Plant red lettuces - the birds don't attack them with quite so much vigour as they do green seedlings at this time of the year.

Genetic variant behind risk of gout

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Tony Merriman, professor from the University of Otago, shares new research being done that has helped characterise a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout.

Parenting Panel: Helping your kids with exam stress

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Yvonne Godfrey from youth independence programme MIOMO discusses ways to help your kids during exam study time.

Listen to all the full interviews above.

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