1 Jun 2018

The Panel with Peter McKenzie and Verity Johnson (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 1 June 2018

On International Children's Day we look at some of the issues facing children around the world, including research that has found more than half of all children worldwide are affected by conflict, poverty and discrimination. Netsafe is warning kiwi teens about sharing nude images online. We discuss the concerns with our reasonably young panelists. What the Panelists Peter McKenzie and Verity Johnson want to talk about. A few months ago an ad was pulled from the 'Beer - the Beautiful Truth' campaign, because it violated a guideline in the Code for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol. Last night a segment on the TV show Jono and Ben showed drunkenness and shots of beer. We ask Mediworks for a statement about it and talk to Nick Johnson, from Alcohol Healthwatch about this kind of content on television. We check in with the kiwi businessmen who attempted the Tenzing Everest Marathon. They managed to raise more than $200 thousand for the cahrity Heart Kids. We talk to one of the men, Colin Thompson, about the experience. A new study out of the UK has found that needing glasses is associated with higher levels of intelligent. The study, the largest ever of its kind, discovered intelligent people are 30 per cent more likely to have genes related to poor eyesight. So it's not just a movie trope then. Do the panelists wear glasses? A new study has found vitamin supplments are essentially useless, unless you have a deficiency. Researchers looked at five years of data and found there was no advantage in many commonly sold vitamins, and some actually seemed to increase the likelihood of health issues. We ask the panelists if they take any supplements. A new book out argues that Baby Boomers broke America. Tailspin by Stephen Bril explores how American institutions no longer serve the people, creating a rift between the vulnerable and the elite and the people that are trying to chaneg this. The panelists discuss this theory and how it relates to New Zealand in terms of poverty and inequality.