24 Jul 2018

The Panel with Lavina Good and Simon Pound (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 24 July 2018

New research shows workers in the Netherlands are the least stressed in the world, Australia comes in second. Younger people and women were more stressed in the workplace, as were those earning big salaries. Similar studies in New Zealand have warned that kiwis are becoming more and more stressed. We ask the panelists what makes them strseed out and whether they're becoming less, or more, anxious. What the panelists Lavina Good and Simon Pound want to talk about. A naked cleaning service is on offer in three major Australian cities. The company boasts a "point of difference" in the crowded cleaning market but the gimmick has some outraged. A Gold Coast councillor has slammed the business as disgraceful...but legal. We ask the panelists if they'd be interested in paying for a bit of nudity with their chores. Tourism Industry Aotearoa say it will back a new border levy for international travellers, as long as the money is used well. The advocacy groups hopes the levy will be used to improve visitor experience in the country. We ask Jordan Williams from the Taxpayers' Union whether this is why the public often takes issues with some taxes and levies - they don't know how their money is going to be spent. Rotorus councillors are calling for an aufdit into the failed Mudtopia Event which lost hundreds of dollars. One of the organisers has announced the company who ran the even is being closed, but says it has nothing to do with possible future legal action. We discuss the latest with Jordan Williams from the Taxpayers' Union. Should Amazon run libraries?