Weekend Life: In case you missed Sunday

Weekend Life 20/05/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Trudi Nelson for Sunday May 20th, 2018.

The Monarchy and New Zealand

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Dr Sean Palmer is Chair of Monarchy New Zealand and has been for the last few years.

In addition, Dr Palmer has also done his PhD on the importance of the monarchy to New Zealand’s democracy.

He joined Trudi Nelson on Weekend Life.

Money Matters with Shamubeel Eaqub

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This week the Labour-led government announced Budget 2018.

The vast bulk of new spending is going into health, $4 billion, part of which will go toward hospital buildings, with $2 billion of that going directly to DHBs.

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

Political Panel with Chris Trotter & Rodney Hide

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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 discuss the royal wedding, Budget 2018 and more.

Budget fails plumbers

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Master Plumbers were disappointed at Thursdays’ Budget which did nothing to encourage employers to take on their plumbing apprentices

New Zealand needs an additional 50,000 to 60,000 tradespeople over the next five years and Auckland’s plumbing workforce needs to grow by nearly 40% by 2021 to keep up with demand.

To discuss Greg Wallace, CEO of Master Plumbers in NZ joined Trudi Nelson.

Oral health problem looms for aging New Zealanders, survey finds

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According to a recent study a ‘giant” problem looms for aging New Zealanders particularly around frail older New Zealanders' “oral’ health.

Of those survey in aged residential care it found those with dementia, and older men in general, have dirtier and more decayed teeth and this was creating real health problems.

To find out more, Trudi Nelson spoke with the Lead Researcher and Author of this survey, Professor Murray Thomson.

Singing keeps you young at heart

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If you could done one thing - which is not exercise, costs you absolutely nothing, and strengthens the immune system, would you do it?

Did you know singing is a workout, improves your posture, helps with sleep, is a natural anti-depressant, lowers stress levels, improves mental alertness, and can widen your circle of friends?

Trudi Nelson met the people behind the Young@Heart Chrous.

Owning your career

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One of the cultural distinctions between the USA and New Zealand is highlighted in how people manage their careers. In the States, you are encouraged to have an active voice in how your career unfolds, which will often include a very explicit goal on where you’re headed next, as well as a road map on how to get to your dream role.    

In New Zealand, we are more subtle in those conversations. This is fuelled by the tall poppy syndrome, where people are not as open about their career ambitions out of concern that others will interpret that as self-promoting.

Leadership coach Harold Hillman joined Trudi Nelson to discuss owning your career.

Is retiring at 65 a thing of the past?

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Is retiring at 65 a lovely 20th century concept that is no longer relevant?

Geoff Pearman is Managing Director & Principal Consultant Partners in Change, he spoke with Trudi Nelson.

Wedding songs with Paula Yeoman

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Music aficionado Paula Yeoman gives Trudi Nelson the low down on some of the best and most popular songs to play at weddings.

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Tea for two: Karl Ove Knausgard

Norwegian literary phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgard leapt to prominence with his six autobiographical novels “My Struggle” - a series published between 2009 and 2011.

The books exposed his life, and his family’s - in fantastic detail, nothing spared - intimate and obsessive.

His latest works are a four volume series named after the seasons and inspired by the birth of his daughter, being Home and Away; Writing the beautiful game.

Widely regarded as the world’s greatest living writer, Trudi Nelson had the pleasure of speaking with Karl Ove Knausgard.

Listen to the interviews above.

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