Lately for Wednesday 18 November 2020
10:20 Tourism Minister explains rebranding New Zealand
The new Minister of Tourism, Stuart Nash, has divided the country's tourism providers with comments made about the value of backpackers, a ban on campervans which are not self-contained, and focusing firming on attracting the wealthiest of tourists once the border opens. Karyn asks the Minister what he means by New Zealand's unique opportunity for a reset.
10:30 Young women counter body image messages
A new study shows young women are able to counter the pressure put upon them and their appearance by social media. The University of Otago study has found those with a positive body image are critical of how the media can lead women to believe they are only as valuable as they are physically beautiful. But young women with a positive body image say there are more important things than judging people on the way they look, or dress. Karyn speaks with the lead author of the study, Phoebe Poulter.
10:45 Midweek Media Watch
Mediawatch’s weekly catch-up with Lately. Critics go in in boots ‘n’ all on the Men in Black with pink boots - and Keith Quinn. Could a strategic emoji have saved him? Also: NZME's three-year plan; North and South back on the shelves; new stories of Kiwis coming home and one Kiwi’s search for Russian roots - and a Mad Man in a kiwi music plagiarism shock.