If you missed The Long Lunch today with Lynda Hallinan, you can listen back here to the best bits from Monday October 29th 2018.
No Kiwis killed or injured in US shootings in last ten years
Carl Reaich, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Consular Division Manager talks about whether there will be travel warnings put in place for the USA following the killings in Pittsburgh.
New Zealand schools suffer cyber attacks
Gavin Costello, Chief Product Officer at Network For Learning (N4L) talks about the increase in cyber attacks aimed at school websites including six New Zealand schools being targeted with "dozens of attacks" aimed at taking down their websites in the first week of this term.
Amnesty brings in over eight thousand NSW guns
Philip Alpers, associate Professor at the Sydney School of Public Health and founder of GunPolicy.org talks about the recent NSW gun amnesty that netted 8,300 weapons.
Food News with Vanessa Baxter from The Fearless Kitchen
Vanessa Baxter from The Fearless Kitchen joins The Long Lunch for Food News this week talking all about tomatoes.
For more details on the recipes go to Baxter's website here.
Bag of Books with Joan Mackenzie
Here are the books Joan Mackenzie from Whitcoulls reviewed on The Long Lunch today:
The Kingfisher Secret by Anonymous.
In October 2016, the US election is just a few weeks away. A journalist has landed a scoop which she thinks will be the making of her career – a porn star is willing to talk about her affair with the man some hope (and many fear) will become the next President – but no one will touch it. Instead, she’s sent to Europe where she discovers evidence of a plot – whereby a woman with the codename of Kingfisher is given the mission to seduce and marry the most powerful man in the world.
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Eric Idle.
He’s called it a “sortabiography”. Very very funny and full of some of the most famous names in the world.
The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty by Rhys Darby.
Fantastic books for kids aged about 9+
First in a series.
Very quirky, lots of word play and puns, illustrated by him and a great little package.
Pop up wedding takes stress out of the big day
Kevin Townsend and Ruth Carpenter are the co-founders of pop up wedding company Simply Wed. They talk about how their company is offering Kiwis a luxury wedding experience with minimal planning and without the exorbitant price that normally comes with the big day.
Listen to all the interviews above.
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