Weekend Life: In case you missed Sunday

Weekend Life 24/06/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Trudi Nelson for Sunday, June 24th, 2018.

Sunday Money with Shamubeel Eaqub

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The big news this week was economic growth, and how global economic conditions are diverging.

To discuss the week's money matters, economist Shamubeel Eaqub joined Trudi Nelson.

Political Panel with Sean Plunket and Sue Bradford

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Trudi Nelson is joined by Sean Plunket and Sue Bradford to discuss the week's political news.

Plunket is a broadcaster and communications advisor, and Bradford is a former Green Party MP.

Politics 101 with Hamish Walker and Chloe Swarbrick

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Politics 101 - town and country, left and right.  two young MP’s from both ends of the Country, The Green’s Chloe Swarbrick and National’s mouth from the south Hamish Walker

Chloe Swarbrick, Greens list MP and Hamish Walker, National Clutha Southland MP discuss with Trudi Nelson the issues of the week.

New Zealand's booze culture peaks

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One third of New Zealand's hazardous drinkers are now aged 35-54, while the Ministry of Health estimates that over 780,000 adults are hazardous drinkers.

Trudi Nelson spoke with Dr Warwick Bagg, Head of the Medical Programme at The University of Auckland about this issue.

What is PartPay?

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PartPay allows Kiwis to get what they need now but pay for it in parts.

Chief executive John O'Sullivan joined Trudi Nelson to explain what exactly PartPay is and how it works.

Business and workplace differences between America & New Zealand

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Leadership coach Harold Hillman joined Trudi Nelson to discuss the distinctions between two cultures - New Zealand & America - that play out in business and the workplace.

Some distinctions he noticed:

  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: prevalent in NZ; makes it difficult to celebrate success and to recognise high achievers; ‘winning’ done with more humility.
  • Career Management: more subtle, less explicit in NZ compared to the U.S.
  • Teams: much stronger in NZ; individualism stronger in U.S.
  • Work/Life Balance: much healthier in NZ

Book chat: Talking with your people

Author Ron Murray joined Trudi Nelson to discuss his book Talking with your people - a roadmap to achieve better employee communications in the corporate world.

Music: World Cup Anthems

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Music aficionado Paula Yeoman gives Trudi Nelson the low down on World Cup anthems.

Paula's Top 3:

  • 1994 - Queen: We Are The Champions
    We Are The Champions was the official theme song for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and has been often used or referenced in pop culture.
  • 1998 - Ricky Martin: La Cop de la Vida
    The Cup of Life became the official song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France and topped the charts in many countries around the world.
  • 2010 - Shakira: Waka Waka
    Shakira's Waka Waka was released on 7th May, 2010 by Epic Records as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa.

Tea for two: Colin Mathura-Jeffree

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Colin Mathura-Jeffree is a model, actor, and television host. He is best known to audiences for being one of the judges of New Zealand's Next Top Model and New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker.

This year, he's the host of Three's Great NZ Dance Masala.

He joined Trudi Nelson to chat about his career and life outside fo the spotlight.

Listen to the interviews above.

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