6 Nov 2014

The Panel with Garry Moore and Tony Doe (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:34 pm on 6 November 2014

Topics - there is the new youtube phenomenon, or one of them, and a lucrative one. It's ASMR, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response therapy. Millions are watching people like The Whispering Mum, Lauren Ostrowski Fenton, gently whisper into their webcams. Sometimes they just talk about mundane everyday topics, sometimes like Lauren they dispense very useful advice about how being lonely is bad but being alone is necessary. The Marsden Fund money.... we sometimes have a giggle at what it goes towards but often when you delve deeper the projects get more interesting and seem more legitimate. But with Marsden Fund money, and the comparative dearth of R&D money in NZ, would you like to see it go even more to what you might call straight science? Airline pilots want to see airport security beefed-up. This is in the wake of the PM's speech about national security and the perceived Islamic State threat. The Airline Pilots Association says increased security measures should be introduced to all New Zealand airports.