The Long Lunch: In case you missed Wednesday

Long Lunch 19/09/2018

In case you missed the show today, here are the best bits from The Long Lunch to listen back to from Wednesday 19th September 2018.

Bunkers down under

Photo: Rising S company.

Gary Lynch, general manager of Rising S Company talks about the growing demand for underground bunkers in New Zealand (including one to the value of $12 million) and the notion that the main purchasers are mega-wealthy Americans fearing an apocalypse.

He says in NZ these bunkers are mainly about concealing location and they are undetectable to the average person, even the council have no idea what to look for.

He’s installed about 35 bunkers in NZ and says it's basically a case of digging a hole, putting it in and covering it up.

With regards to design, If you want it, I can provide it, I have no limitations says Lynch.

Backyard Banter with Tony Murrell

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Tony Murrell is in for Lynda Hallinan on Backyard Banter this week answering your gardening questions and giving advice on what we should be doing in the garden right now.

Parenting Panel

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This week on The Parenting Panel, Yvonne Godfrey from MIOMO, youth independence programme and John Cowan from The Parenting Place are talking about raising strong women, separating work from home life and how not to lose oneself on the parenting journey.

Drive Time

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This week on Drive Time, Eric Thompson takes a look at how modern cars are starting to all look the same, how to avoid getting dings in your car door in car parks, making your car look good on Instagram and racing electric cars.

Women of Influence winner Jackie Clark

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Jackie Clark, founder of The Aunties charity on claiming the Supreme Award at the 2018 Women of Influence Awards, its significance in this 125th year of women’s suffrage in NZ, and the work she does with women in this country.

Wellington women recognised with heritage plaques

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Nicola Young, Wellington City councillor and central city projects portfolio leader talks about today’s unveiling of the first Suffrage 125 Heritage Plaques in the city recognising important Wellington Women featuring Maud Basham (Aunt Daisy) and the others to follow in the capital in the coming weeks.

But I Changed All That

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Jane Tolerton, biographer, journalist and author talks about her new book, But I Changed All That: 'First' New Zealand women, which is released today to commemorate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Listen to all the full interviews above.

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