If you missed The Long Lunch today, you can listen back to the interviews with Mike Puru here from Monday November 26th, 2018.
Could a battery fire have brought down MH370?
Captain Ross ‘Rusty’ Aimer, decorated former United Airlines pilot and industry expert on how it could have been a battery fire that brought down MH370.
Chicken farmer wants to stay
Zelda Tope, Hawke’s Bay lawyer on the case of her client, chicken farmer Jeremy Hedderwick, who is challenging an immigration decision not to let him stay in the country, despite having been married to a Kiwi woman and having worked in this country for the last 14 years.
Mobile alert test: How did it go?
Sarah Stuart-Black, Civil Defence director on last night’s Emergency Mobile Alert system.
Open letter to Peters and Ardern
Margaret Taylor, Amnesty International Communities Manager on the open letter she has co-signed which is being delivered to prime minister Jacinda Ardern and foreign minister Winston Peters this morning regarding the case of academic Anne-Marie Brady.
Lauraine Jacobs, author and food columnist for NZ Listener Magazine with this weeks food news, looking at stonefruit today.
Mate With a Plate
Josh Barlow is our Mate With a Plate today, he took the helm at the Sugar Club in May and they’ve recently been awarded two hats in the Cuisine Good Food Awards after just five months. You can find his recipes here.
Thieves target panel beaters
Kalon Andrews, on the theft of a number of luxury vehicles, including his prized classic ute from his central Christchurch panel beaters.
Bill Ralston looks at Maori TV, Facebook and the TV awards.
Bag of Books
Joan Mackenzie from Whitcoulls reviews the following books:
Family Trust by Kathy Wang. Fiction about Stanley Huang a self-made man and immigrant to Silicon Valley from Taiwan, recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at which point his family all start to take a serious interest in his estate.
The Great Cave Rescue by James Massola : The story of the Thai football teamwho were stranded in the caves earlier this year, and their extraordinary rescue. The author is an Australian journalist and has done loads of research talking to a lot of the people involved and documenting exactly what happened.
Houses of Aotearoa by architect Andrew Patterson, featuring a number of the houses he’s designed.
Kids on bikes
Julie Anne Genter, Associate Minister of Transport on the decision by the NZ Transport Agency to pump $23 million into the Bikes in Schools over the next three years to get more Kiwi kids on their bikes.
Disappointing float in Richmond Santa parade
Richard Kempthorne, Tasman District Mayor on his disappointment over the inclusion of a ‘Redneck Xmas’ float in the Richmond Santa Parade on Sunday.
Flower show judging begins tomorrow
Katrina Christison, Otorohanga gardener on how she is taking part in the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show this week.
Stuart Island whale stranding
Ren Leppens, DOC Rakiura operations manager on the mass whale stranding on Stewart Island, which has seen 145 pilot whales die.
Listen to all of the full interviews above.
The Long Lunch with Mike Puru in for Lynda Hallinan, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.