18 May 2018

The Panel with Duncan Webb and Nicola Willis (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 18 May 2018

A new study out of tghe Netherlands suggests exercise is only beneficial when done outside your job. Despite manual labourers being physically active all day, it may not help them, in fact it could increase their risk of dying early. The panelists discuss how they get active. What the Panelists Duncan Webb and Nicola Willis want to talk about. There is word the government has an offer form an Australian company to build modular houses, as a way to tackle the housing shortage. Roger Levie, from HOBANZ, tells us why this opportunity shouldn't be dismissed and why modular houses are a smart solution to building a lot of houses, quickly. The ICC is considering scrapping the traditional coin toss from test cricket. Instead the organisation is considering giving the visiting side the opportunity to pick whether to bay or bowl first. It's aimed at removing some of the home-side advantage. The panelists give their view. Researchers say deaths from fungal infections now exceed that of malaria, globally. One expert says one of the problems is compost heaps, which can be dangerous for those who don't have a strong immune system. We get reaction from Dr Siouxsie Wiles. A day out from the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry the panelists discuss the appeal of the wedding and all its fanfare, plus we hear a snippet from the cellist who will perform at the ceremony. The new member of the Royal family will have to learn a series of etiquette rules if she is going to fit in.