19 Dec 2017

The Panel with Jeremy Elwood and Peter Vial (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 19 December 2017

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has bought the world's most expensive home, The Chateau Louis Quartorze outside Paris for $US300 million. It has an underwater room though. And fountains controlled by iPhone. Too much? What the Panelists Jeremy Elwood and Peter Vial want to talk about. The High Court has rejected a bid for media companies NZME and Fairfax to merge. Cat expert Dr Leonie Richards from the University of Melbourne has some words of advice to stop your cat ruining your Christmas tree. England captain Joe Root seems to have taken the Pollyanna approach to his team's loss to Australia in the Ashes Test series. Stories of group ID for buying alcohol in supermarkets and needing ID to buy sparkling grape juice and methylated spirits as a restricted substance. Iceland is riding high on tourism since its landscape featured in Game of Thrones and Star Wars. New Zealand can't ride on the coat-tails of Lord of the Rings forever. What's our next tourism drive? The Hurinui District Council has locked out striking workers. There are fears this will disrupt holiday destinations like Hanmer Springs and farm water supply.