Weekend Life: In case you missed Saturday

Weekend Life 07/07/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Carly Flynn for Saturday, July 7th 2018.

Politics: The week that was

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Newshub Political reporter Jenna Lynch gave Carly the politics wrap for the week. The top stories this week: 25,000 kiwis have applied KiwiBuild so far, politicians having another crack at meatless burger on Air New Zealand, and a new target has been set for 50% of public sector boards to have woman on them.

Changes to KiwiSaver, affect on retirement plans

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Change is coming, but what does that mean for you? Retirement Commissioner, Diane Maxwell, was behind all of the KiwiSaver changes that are being tabled in parliament and says that she is very aware that people don’t like change but adding options to make KiwiSaver more accessible to over 65s is necessary.

Why you should get travel insurance

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Newshub's Kaye Albyt has just come back from a holiday in Taiwan. It's not somewhere we always think of when planning a holiday but Kaye couldn't speaker more highly of it.

Then Craig Morrison from Holiday Rescue joined Carly to point out some of major reasons why it's important to have travel insurance, and what to look out of in an insurance provider. 

When "organic" isn't really organic

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Did you know there’s no official regulations governing the organic industry? Which means when you buy “organic” it’s possible some brands are having a bit of a laugh by making claims of being organic while still containing some ingredients which are not. BioGroNZ's Marketing Manager, Robyn Vickery, and Ceres Organic's Innovation Manager, Marianne Weber, joined Carly to shed some light on the organic myth.

It's not too late to give up plastic this July

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Some people are doing Dry July, other Sugar-Free July, but why not give Plastic-Free July a go? Nicola Turner is a behavour changer and she joined Carly with some tips for doing something in the war against plastic - even if it’s not going completely cold turkey.

Trends for kids' rooms and child-friendly products

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It’s day one of school holidays and if you’re taking a staycation with the kids you might be urged to tidy up a room - or give it a makeover. Resene’s Niki Morris is in to give some tips on trends for kids' rooms and child friendly products.

Beating the winter blues, naturally

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Dr Kathleen Schubert has some natural therapies for beating winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (depression related to seasonal change with less sunlight). This can affect our energy levels and sleep schedules in the wintertime but using natural UV free sun lamps, taking serotonin boosting supplements and eating serotonin rich foods can help majorly.

Motoring - plug-in hybrids

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Motoring expert Jacqui Madelin tested the Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid, doing about 50km on electric then switching to hybrid. Then she switched to the Prius plug-in electric hybrid.

She gave Carly her reviews for the Hyundai Ioniq and Prius, then Carly gives her review on the VW eGolf driving experience!

Thai cave rescue - update

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Rain has started to fall but it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a rescue today as the 12 boys and their coach are not ready to dive. They became stuck almost two weeks ago when the entrance flooded, leaving them stranded inside.

Newshub Australian Correspondent Conor Whitten is in Chiang Rai with the latest.

Weekend Life with Carly Flynn,10am - 2pm on Saturday and streaming live on 'rova' channel 9 - available on Android and iPhone.