The Long Lunch: In case you missed it

Long Lunch 05/06/2018

In case you missed it, here are some of our favourite bits from The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen, Tuesday 5th June 2018

Police and retailers come together to combat retail crime

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Phil Thompson is chief executive and co-founder of Auror, a website that bridges the gap between businesses and the police, so people can collaborate and share data on criminal activity.

Mr Thompson joined Wendyl Nissen to discuss how his software platform is changing how police and retailers work together to prevent retail crime and create safer communities.

Penis art gets pothole attention

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Geoff Upson is a fledgling artist and self-appointed Road Safety Campaigner.

He joined Wendyl Nissen to talk about the power of the penis.

In this instance, the large phallic artwork he composed on Kahikatea Flat Rd, near Waitoki, to get the attention of road authorities about the poor state the road is in.

Moulin Rouge's longest serving lead dancer in NZ

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Marissa Burgess and Michael Boyd join Wendyl Nissen on The Long Lunch.

Legendary former showgirl Marissa Burgess talks about the Australian-Parisian themed burlesque show Cabaret de Paris, which is here for one show only next month.

She also discusses with Wendyl Nissen about her tenure as the longest serving star dancer at the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris.

Also speaking to The Long Lunch team is Michael Boyd, producer of the show and an illusionist.

Find out more about the show here.

Pearl diver turns astronomer

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Greg Quicke is a former pearl driver and self-taught astronomy enthusiast.

Affectionately known as the ‘Space Gandalf’, he has a chat with Wendyl Nissen on The Long Lunch about his love of surfing and how buying a second hand telescope drove him to open Broome’s astronomy experience, Astro Tours.

Brendan Dugan and Aly Cook  

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Brendan Dugan joins Wendyl Nissen in The Long Lunch studio along with Aly Cook.

The acclaimed New Zealand country artist is chatting about his recent 50th anniversary (1968-2018) concerts, his remarkable longevity in the industry and the release of a new Kiwi Country music compilation ‘Best Kept Secrets’. 

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