7 Mar 2019

The Panel with Jock Anderson and Niki Bezzant (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 7 March 2019

A teenage boy in the US saved for two years to buy his friend an electric wheelchair after watching him struggle with his hand push wheelchair in school hallways. We love a heartwarming story about kindness. What act of kindness small or large has happened to you? New research highlights the damage the fishing industry is doing by bottom trawling. The researchers which are led by NIWA say the destruction of the seabed wildlife is akin to destruction of the kauri forests - and that it looks to be irreversible. Journalist Michael Field wrote a book a few years back called The Catch. He gives his take on this latest research. A couple who are travel bloggers has come under fire for posting a picture of themselves hanging out of a moving train in Sri Lanka. It racked up 40,000 likes but many people criticized them. More than 250 people worldwide have died while taking selfies between October 2011 and November 2017. Sports presenter and journalist Melodie Robinson has become the first New Zealander to have a Barbie doll made in her likeness.