The Long Lunch: In case you missed Tuesday

Long Lunch 18/12/2018

If you missed The Long Lunch today with Mary Lambie, you can listen back here to the interviews from Tuesday December 18th 2018.

What's under the tree?

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Lonnica Van Engelen, Buying Manager for Toys at the Warehouse on what are proving to be the top toys for Christmas in the stores this year.

Digital pest trap gives real time updates

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Robbie van Dam, co-founder of Goodnature, a conservation technology company, on the creation of a new Bluetooth enabled digital pest trap which allows for real time trapping updates and multiple fatalities without needing to reset the device.

Food recycling

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Jo Wrigley, Hamilton-based Kaivolution Food Rescue manager on saving food from the landfill, giving it away for free and how things are ramping up with Christmas now just around the corner.

The cyber year in review

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Paula Gair from looks back on 2018, what were the biggest cyber scams and pedictions for 2019.
Visit for links to advice and where to get help if you’ve been scammed.

The man behind the Franklin Road Lights

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Roscoe Thorby is the lights coordinator for Franklin Road in Auckland. He came up with the idea originally and over the years has seen it expand to include nearly every house on the street.

The continued vandalisim of Trump's star

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Leron Gubler, President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on the continued vandalism on President Donald Trump’s Hollywood star, and what it takes before someone can have their name removed, if in fact they can  from the legendary Walk of Fame, which annually draws around 10 million visitors a year.

Is home detention a worthy punishment?

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Graeme Edgeler, Wellington-based barrister and legal commentator on 11 month home detention sentence handed down to Rouxle le Roux in a high profile hit-and-run case.

Shark numbers declining rapidly

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Dr George Roff, marine scientist and research fellow at the University of Queensland on why despite shark attacks getting a lot of coverage in the media these days, shark numbers are actually declining rapidly.

Baby Boomer Panel

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Today's Baby Boomer Panel is Brendan Telfer and Don Brash looking back over the year.

Media Matters

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Bill Ralston looks over the winners and the losers in the media over the year.

Eczema can lead to suicidal thoughts

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Kevin Wu, research fellow at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California on why those with the chronic inflammatory skin disease eczema are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those without it.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, call Lifeline on 0800 543 354, the Suicide Prevention Helpline on 0508 828 865, Healthline on 0800 611 116 or Youthline at 0800 376 633.

Listen to all of the full interviews above.

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