The Long Lunch: In case you missed Friday

Long Lunch 19/10/2018

If you missed the show, here are the best bits to listen back to from The Long Lunch, Friday October 19th, 2018.

Are helicopters safe?

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Veteran helicopter pilot and founder of Taupo’s rescue helicopter service John Funnell, joins The Long Lunch to discuss the safety of helicopters.

Mr Funnell also the second death of a member of the same Wanaka family famous for flying from a helicopter crash in three months.

Saving the Maui and Hector's dolphin

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Christine Rose, the chairperson of Maui and Hector's Dolphin Defenders, explores the idea that unmanned drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras could be used to seek out and help protect endangered Maui and Hector’s dolphins in New Zealand.

Is Mexico a dangerous place to visit?

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Alejandro Azacarate, content director at The Yucatan Times, explores the associated dangers (perceived or otherwise) of holidaying in Mexico and the trials and tribulations of being a journalist in the country.

The best cylindrical smallgood in the land

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Glen File, the category judge from the Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition, discusses last night’s big winners, what it takes to create a great sausage, and why New Zealanders are so fond of the cylindrical smallgood.

How long will you live?

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Dr Alan Lopez, the co-author of a new life expectancy study, discusses how the study shows that Spain will overtake Japan's long-held position at the top of the world's life expectancy table by 2040.

Listen to the full interviews above.

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