30 Oct 2017

The Panel with Stephen Franks and Ellen Read (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 30 October 2017

The plague has flared up across Madagascar with fears it could spread further via flights out of the country. Some are suggesting the practice of "dancing with the dead" is fueling the prevalence of the black death. What the Panellists Stephen Franks and Ellen Read want to talk about. The United States has just decalred an opioid crisis, cracking down on its painkiller-addition that killing hundreds of American a day. Here we have similar advertising laws, the most relaxed in the world and we're seeing similar addiction problems to prescription drugs. DAPAANZ executive director Sue Paton tells the panel her worries about New Zealand's prescription addiction problem. There are calls for Auckland council to slash its number of communication staff, after a leaked document revealed its spending $45 million dollars on its spin doctors. Mayor Phil Goff was elected on the promise he'd make big cuts to spending. The Panllists weigh in on the spending. Do airlines really take notice of your luggage? It seems overweight carry-ons are becoming more common, despite the dire warnings over the speaker at airport. The panellists discuss whether on-board baggage restrictions should be more strictly enforced.

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