5 Mar 2018

The Panel with Andrew Hoggard and Catherine Robertson (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 5 March 2018

The editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan has penned an opinion piece about being 40 with no friends, close or otherwise. We ask the panelists about their friendships, the enduring ones and the ones that have slipped away over the years. What the Panelists Andrew Hoggard and Catherine Robertson want to tak about. We remember Sir Roger Bannister's achievements in sports and medicine. The Commonwealth Games winner died over the weekend at age 88, after battling Parkinson's disease. He became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. He then went on to become a leading neurologist. It's Hearing Loss Awareness Week and we're joined by the Director of Auckland's Hearing and Tinnitus Clinic, Grant Searchfield, to discuss new research, including studies suggesting hearing loss could be a warning sign for memory loss in the elderly. We also ask the panelists if they, or anyone they know have experienced hearing loss. Today is Day One of Timothy Chittock attempt to set a new record for cycling the length of New Zealand. The 26-year-old is trying to raise funds for Epilepsy New Zealand, having seen the effects of the disease first hand in his family. The current record is 4 days, 10 hours set in 2017 by Craig Harper and only two people have managed to complete it. We speak to Tim while he's on his bike. The Academy Awards are held today with a couple of Kiwi nominees in the mix. There's controversy on and off the red carpet, many debating how the #metoo and Time's Up movements will be dealt with, while the movies are being scrutinised. This year the nominee are more diverse than previous years, after a backlash, but will that be shown in the winners? We get live reports from RNZ's Charlotte Graham-McLay.