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The Weekend with Emile Donovan for Sunday 3 January 2021

 

8.10 Sue Chetwin: Consumer rights champion honoured

Former CEO of Consumer Sue Chetwin has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to consumer rights. After 13 years with the consumer watchdog, Sue resigned late last year and is now completing a law degree. She catches up with Karyn to talk about her NYE honour, her time at Consumer, and her new career path.

Consumer's chief executive Sue Chetwin.

Consumer's chief executive Sue Chetwin. Photo: Consumer

 

8.20 Our World Record Holders: Blair Williamson

New Zealand has its fair share of Guinness World Record holders, and his summer we are meeting some of them, starting with personal trainer Blair Williamson, who holds the record for the most Rubik’s cubes completed during a marathon.

Blair Williamson and his full support crew, one week prior to the event where he earned the Guinness World Record for most Rubick's cubes solved during a marathon.

Blair Williamson and his full support crew, one week prior to the event where he earned the Guinness World Record for most Rubick's cubes solved during a marathon. Photo: Supplied

 

8.30 The Detail: Our genome detectives helping to save the world 

On The Weekend we're featuring some of the best episodes of The Detail from throughout the year. Today, our genome detectives helping to save the world.

 

9.05 What exactly is Cottagecore?

The Covid-19 pandemic changed the pace of life for a lot of people, and has given rise to the Cottagecore movement - which had otherwise been bubbling away on social media. Envisage the soft peacefulness of the pastoral life, augmented with floral print cushions and sourdough baking. New York-based architect and designer Kate Reggev has written about the Cottagecore movement, and joins the show to explain.

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9:30 Goneville Episodes 3 & 4

Nick Bollinger was just 18 when he went on the road with the band Rough Justice and its smoky-voiced, charismatic leader Rick Bryant. The next two years were sometimes uplifting and exciting, other times enervating and depressing. Often, though, the band was short of money, food, shelter, and petrol - for its increasingly ramshackle, broken-down bus. Today we hear episodes 3 & 4 of Goneville, written and told by Nick Bollinger.

 

10:05 Chef Marcus Poa: Serving NZ seafood to Australia

Chef Marcus Poa is based in Sydney where he launched Mussel Hustle Co supplying New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels to Australia. The business has gone through the roof since he launched it last year, but you may also know Chef Marcus from his popular Facebook page 'Give The Bro A TV Show' where he shares recipes, tips and tricks. Today he's got a recipe for us as well: a koura salad with pikopiko.

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10.20 Looking after your gut health in the silly season

If you’ve overindulged this silly season, you might be feeling the impacts of poor gut health such as bloating, bad sleep, stomach cramps. Dr Catherine Wall is a registered dietitian and a lecturer at Otago University’s Department of Human Nutrition. She joins the show to share some advice to get your gut microbiomes back on track.

Microbial environment inside the human gut.

Microbial environment inside the human gut. Photo: Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

 

10.38 ReliefAid: Helping Syrians amid a global pandemic

Mike Seawright went from being an investment banker to setting up an humanitarian organisation that helps families affected by the brutal civil war inside Syria. In 2020, ReliefAid had their busiest year to date in terms of the number of people they supported with shelter and hygiene kits to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Mike joins The Weekend to discuss the challenges of providing international relief amid the global pandemic.

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11:05 The Through Line #2

In this installment of The Through Line Karyn takes us on a musical journey, from Citizen Band through to Clash. Think six-degrees of separation.