Weekend Life: In case you missed Saturday

Weekend Life 01/09/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Carly Flynn for Saturday, 1st September.

Money week: Weathering the Storm

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It’s Money Week next week, an annual national campaign run by the Commission for Financial Capability to encourage us all to think about where we’re at with our money and get sorted if needed. Diane Maxwell, head of the Commission, talks all about this years theme which is 'Weather Life's Storms', and focuses on 3 key findings people can do to get through unexpected hits - buffer savings account, insurance, wills.

Paint events and trends with Resene

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Sarah Gregory reveals Resene's latest event appearances and trends in paint colours including the Auckland Home Show and NZ Fashion week. 

Whitcoulls' pick of the week

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Here are Joan McKenzie's top picks:

Murdoch: The All Black Who Never Returned by Ron Palenski: In 1972, Keith Murdoch was sent home from an All Blacks tour of the UK after punching a security guard at a hotel. He didn’t come home though – got off the plane in Darwin and spent the rest of his life in Australia, mostly in the outback.

Health Your Self by Dr Nic Gill: He’s the All Blacks’ strength and conditioning coach, and his publisher is aiming to turn him into a kind of male Dr Libby (but accessible and useful for everyone, not just men). It looks really good – full of really straight talking advice, sensible stuff to help become happier and healthier. (Now I really do sound like a publisher).

Star of the North by DB John: Brilliant thriller set in North Korea – it’s wonderful, and gives insights into what life is like there (verified by an author’s note at the end of the book which gives background to his writing it, and the actual places, people and institutions that are referred to in the book). Highly recommended.

Sustainable salons

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Sustainable Salons is the first comprehensive resource recovery service designed for the salon environment. Paul Frasca is one of the founders of this initiative that rewards salons and gives back to the community. 

From conquering Everest to conquering fashion

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Mike Hall-Taylor has launched new brand of clothing co-founded by Peter Hillary. It's called the Edmund Hillary Brand, which he said was a fitting way to continue Sir Ed's legacy, 10 years after his death.

Nutrients that decline from mid-life that are important for men’s health

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Men's health - sometimes it gets swept under the rug a bit but Dr Kathleen Schubert joined the show to highlight the importance of men looking after themselves. She focussed on coq10, glutathione and how this leads to lower stamina, lower ability to detoxify, and can lead to weakened muscles including the heart.

Motoring: Electric delivery vans

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Jacqui Madelin has been driving an electric Renault delivery van, a small car-based van with a 120km range, designed for city deliveries. Think courier truck arrives in the city with long-haul packages which need local delivery, or florists, or similar. 

Listen to the full interviews above.

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