The Long Lunch: In case you missed Tuesday

Long Lunch 06/11/2018

If you missed The Long Lunch today with Carly Flynn you can listen back here to the best bits from Tuesday November 6th 2018.

The Leatherman turns 35

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The inventor of the Leatherman, Tim Leatherman is visiting New Zealand 35 years after he first invented the multitool. He joins Carly Flynn in The Long Lunch Studio.

Christchurch red-zone could be test site for autonomous vehicles

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Jim Harland, NZTA South Island regional relationships director, discusses an ambitious plan to use Christchurch’s red-zoned suburb of Bexley into a world-leading trial area for fully autonomous vehicles.

Sydney man dies eight years after eating infected slug on a dare

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After the death of Sydney man Sam Ballard, who ate a slug on a dare eight years ago and was infected with rat lungworm, Heather Stockdale Walden, assistant professor of parasitology at the College of Veterinary at the University of Florida talks about why doing something seemingly innocuous like eating a garden variety could see you infected with rat lungworm and, eventually, dead.

Govt pledge $3 million for Erebus memorial

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Captain Allan Boyce, former Air New Zealand pilot who was the stand-by co-pilot for the ill-fated Erebus disaster and knew some of the crew, talks about the $3 million the Government has pledged for the Erebus memorial. He says a complete memorial is needed and 40 years is a good anniversary to do it.

Pre trial hearing on reclassification of CBD

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Sue Grey, lawyer for medical cannabis campaigner Rose Renton, talks about her client’s pre-trial hearing on the re classification of cannabis oil (CBD) in Nelson on Thursday and why medicinal cannabis should be available in New Zealand without further delay.

Strange object could have been alien light sail

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Professor Avi Loeb, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics astronomer, talks about the research that suggests a strange interstellar object that was sighted last year could, in fact, have been an alien light sail. He says the object came into the solar system from outer space and can not be human made.

Keeping kids safe when they're gaming

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Paula Gair joins us every Tuesday on The Long Lunch from looking at cyber security, online safety and privacy risks for yourself, your family and your business.

This week she is talking about online gaming and the risks associated.

Listen to all the full interviews above.

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