Weekend Life: In case you missed Saturday

Weekend Life 03/11/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Carly Flynn for Saturday, 3rd November.

New ways to get on the property ladder

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More Kiwibuild homes have been completed this week with the ballot getting underway this month, but with the starting prices at $600,000, even these houses be be out of reach for some Kiwis. Hannah McQueen from EnableMe talks through some new ways to get on the property ladder.

Top 10 regions to visit in 2019

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Lonely Planet's Chris Zeiher talks the best in travel for 2019 and the top 10 regions to visit, including Red Centre in Australia, Piedmont in Italy and The Catskills in the USA.

Book recommendations of the week

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Here are Joan MacKenzie's top picks from Whitcoulls:

  • The Winters by Lisa Gabriele.
  • Dictatorland by Paul Kenyon.
  • The Natural Home by Wendyl Nissen.

US and entertainment news

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Based in New York City, entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen joins Carly Flynn with all the latest from the US including Rebel Wilson copping flack for her brag on Ellen, celebrities involved with next week’s midterm elections, and another setback in the case against Harvey Weinstein.

Robata, the Japanese charcoal grill

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Jonah Huang has crafted the bespoke Cloudy Bay Sail Away menu around the concept of the Robata, a Japanese charcoal grill, that both Jonah and his team will use to cook the food in front of guests adding a theatrical flair to the overall dining experience. Using natural ingredients sourced from Marlborough and cooking with big Japanese flavours and methods, Jonah has developed a one of a kind menu.

Supper Club charity cookbook

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Vanessa Baxter is an ambassador for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which helps the families a huge amount by cooking for them often, and she has contributed two beautiful recipes to the new recipe book.

Home styling: Co-working spaces

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Co-work spaces are all about sharing. Gone are private offices and allocated workstations, and in come open plan spaces, shared desks, break out areas and creative meeting rooms. Katie Tomasi-Edwards from MJT Property Styling joins Carly with some tips and tricks for designing your own co-working space.

Why you might need a parasite purge

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Many people carry parasites in their gut for years without knowing they are sharing their gut microbiome with a pathogen. Dr Kathleen Schubert talks about the symptoms of parasite presence, how to detect it, and typical natural therapies to purge it.


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Motoring expert Sandie Myhre talks about how your star sign reflects your driving style on the road and what you should be driving.

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.