Marcus Lush Nights

Marcus Lush Nights

Marcus Lush engages Kiwis from all walks of life, discussing the issues that matter most on Newstalk ZB.

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May 23, 2022 41 min
This was a show that contained everything you could possibly want to know or learn about hovercrafts.
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With the news that Greek composer Vangelis has died, Marcus admitted he can't recall the famous Chariots of Fire tune because it doesn't have any lyrics.
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May 19, 2022 34 min
A man in the US has eaten at least one Mcdonald's Big Mac every day for the last fifty years.
Are you someone who eats the same thing every day, or every week?
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May 18, 2022 48 min
What is the best multitool, and why is it the leatherman?
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May 18, 2022 49 min
Is it okay to put sports shoes (like rugby boots) in the washing machine or dishwasher?
Where can you see NZers play squash on TV?
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May 11, 2022 31 min
YouTube is the world's second-largest search engine. There are all sorts of videos on there, so what are you spending your time watching?
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May 10, 2022 32 min
Is the proposed congestion charge the way to reduce the woes of travelling to the Auckland or Wellington CBD?
Or is there something else out there we just haven't thought of yet...
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May 9, 2022 26 min
British actor Dennis Waterman has died at the age of 74, so the question has to be asked: Did he come to New Zealand?
And is it time to get rid of the somewhat antiquated hallmark holidays of Mother's Day and Father's Day?
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It's the Friday before the first weekend in May, which can only mean one thing...
Plus, Queenstown sort of deserve their current struggles, and it turns out everyone has their favourite wooden spoon.
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May 6, 2022 41 min
Have you ever used one of those family history websites to track your genealogy through DNA?
The people in this episode of the podcast have, and boy are there some good stories!
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April 28, 2022 34 min
Christchurch city councillors will consider looking for a new site for the city's pungent organics processing plant, and it can't come soon enough for some residents.
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April 27, 2022 52 min
Is there a more Kiwi dish than the supermarket rotisserie chicken?
What's it like living next to a golf course?
And who's stayed at the lodge with the weirdly shaped tree outside of it?
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April 21, 2022 43 min
By 2025, a new boat-plane hybrid could take you between Lyttelton and Wellington harbours in 60 minutes, and cost commuters $60.
After thinking it was a three-week-delayed April Fools Day joke, Marcus takes calls on whether people think this idea will actually take off (pun intended).
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April 20, 2022 45 min
With a bit of talk around over-fishing in the Hauraki Gulf, Marcus talks to both commercial and leisure fisher-folk about how it is on and under the water.
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April 19, 2022 32 min
Marcus spent some of the long weekend in Queenstown, and then noticed something about his social media feeds that sparked a night's conversation on wild mushrooms.
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April 14, 2022 44 min
After a couple of pre-Easter calls, the conversation turned to wristwatches with amazing stories.
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April 13, 2022 17 min
With NZ moving to the Orange traffic light setting, one buffet restaurant in Taranaki has been inundated with bookings for the weekend.
So where is the best buffet in NZ, and do you have a strategy for how you tackle the plethora of food on offer?
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April 12, 2022 38 min
Ex-cyclone Fili is hitting the east coast of the North Island so we check in on how that's going, and get talking about fire-watching towers.
Then the chat turns to the sentencing of Daniel Havili for manslaughter, and whether prison works as a means of reform for alcohol-induced behaviour cycles.
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April 11, 2022 28 min
Does anyone else feel a little buzzed out for the week following Daylight Saving Time change?
And has anyone opted for the big red shed to get groceries instead of the supermarkets?
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April 8, 2022 34 min
Let's assume Coca-cola is the best food ever invented - what's the number two spot?
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