Weekend Life: In case you missed Sunday

Weekend Life 06/05/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Trudi Nelson for Sunday May 6th, 2018.

Money Matters with Shamubeel Eaqub

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Big news on jobs this week. The unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent and was driven by growth in jobs in skilled professional sectors, retail and education.

Wages aren't rising much at around 1.8 percent.

Also in the news this week, Labour announced a plan to tackle New Zealand's homelessness problem. 

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

Political Panel with Chris Trotter & Rodney Hide

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This week Trudi Nelson is joined by Chris Trotter and Rodney Hide to discuss the week's political news.

Mr Hide is the former Act leader and Associate Minister of Commerce, and Mr Trotter is a left-leaning political commentator.

The pair sit down on Sunday's edition of Weekend Life to give us an insight into this year's budget, Gloriavale and Trump.

Are tough new standards for rental vehicles required?

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On Tuesday night, three Asian women heading to the Coromandel on holiday were seriously injured in a head on collision.

Their rental van crossed the centre line into a path of an oncoming vehicle. They had flown into NZ earlier that day.

Clive Matthew-Wilson from the Dog & Lemon Guide says it is far too easy for tired drivers to rent cars. He joined Trudi Nelson to discuss the issue.

No if's, no butts

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Wellington City Council members have voted to scrap a bylaw targetting people who drop cigarette butts.

The clause was introduced last year but became pointless because the dropping of butts is already covered in the Litter Act.

But councillor Brian Dawson says while the bylaw was short-lived, it reminded people that dropping butts is still littering.

He joined Trudi Nelson to discuss the issue.

Optimising successful aging through diet

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New Zealand’s population is aging, with 21% expected to be aged over 65 by 2031.

Massey University researchers are looking for study participants to explore “dietary patterns”, to capture the overall complexity of the diet and its impact on healthy ageing.

The project is being led by Dr Kathryn Beck from Massey’s School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition. She joined Trudi Nelson to discuss the research.

Imposter Syndrome: What is it and how to beat it

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Impostor Syndrome is a common phenomenon in people who put a lot of pressure on themselves to be perfect. 

It happens to most people – roughly 75% of the population will experience Impostor Syndrome at some point in their life.

Leadership coach Harold Hillman joined Trudi Nelson to talk about what Imposter Syndrome is and the common symptoms.

Did Baby Boomers ruin everything for young people?

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According to a new poll out of the US, Millennials think the older generation, “Baby Boomers” have ruined the world and made life worse for the next generation.

In the Axios/Survey Monkey Poll, 51% of Millennials think “Baby Boomers” have spoiled it for the next generation.

Alan France, Professor of Sociology at the University of Auckland discussed with Trudi Nelson.

Tea for Two: Ex-Gloriavale member James Ben Canaan

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This week Newshub’s Patrick Gower lead an exclusive investigation into revelations made by Gloriavale community member John Ready who was forced to leave the sect for being in possession of ‘contraband’ or religious pamphlets dropped off by ‘night raiders’.

Mr Ready got caught up in a battle between the leaders and a group of South Island churches, who've been slipping into Gloriavale at night, and dropping off more mainstream Christian messages to break the cult.

Reading those pamphlets got him thrown out. His eyes opened to the contradiction of a Christian community that puts fundamentalism over family.

The leader of the so-called 'Night Raiders' group and ex-Gloriavale member James Cannan joined Trudi Nelson.

Listen to the interviews above.

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