The Long Lunch: In case you missed Tuesday

Long Lunch 23/10/2018

If you missed The Long Lunch with Lynda Hallinan today, here are the interviews from Tuesday October 23rd 2018.

How much discretion do judges have?

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Graeme Edgeler, Wellington-based barrister and legal commentator, talks about the discharge without conviction handed down to a rich-lister’s son after receiving five charges of importing Class A drugs, and how much discretion judges are entitled to in cases such as this.

Chocolate labs don't live as long

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Paul McGreevy, professor of animal behaviour and animal welfare science at the University of Sydney, discusses why the much-loved Chocolate Labrador dies earlier than yellow or black labs, and suffers from more diseases.

International fallout from Khashoggi's death

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Nader Habibi, professor at Brandeis University in Boston, talks about on what led to Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi being killed and where the fallout leaves all of the parties involved from an international relations standpoint.

Animal rights group continues call to ban rodeos after horse death at weekend

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Tara Jackson, Animal Justice League NZ representative, talks about the organisation’s continued calls to have rodeos banned. This comes in the wake of a horse dying at an event during the opening of the rodeo season in New Zealand over the weekend.

Centre of Earth is squishy

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Hrvoje Tkalčić, head of seismology & mathematical geophysics at the Australian National University, talks about the research he has conducted that offers direct proof, for the first time, that the Earth’s inner core is solid, albeit a little bit squishy.

Online shopping safety tips

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Paula Gair from is a cyber security expert. She offers up a few hints and tips for online shoppers looking to avoid getting scammed or ripped off in their quest to purchase Christmas presents online.

Chicken almost always sold contaminated with campylobacter

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Michael Baker, professor of public health at the University of Otago, discusses the fact that our most popular protein choice, chicken is almost always sold contaminated with campylobacter, and how it is affecting New Zealanders.

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