28 May 2019

The Panel with Jonathan Krebs and Penny Ashton (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 28 May 2019

Which conspiracy theory do you half believe? Facebook has banned an artist after she posted one of her works. It's a swastika made up of Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" caps. Rather than promoting white supremacy, Kate Kretz says it's the opposite - art addressing hate speech. The median rent in New Zealand has reached a record high of $500 a week, with the regions hit hard. According to TradeMe, the median weekly rent in the Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu/Whanganui, Southland, Taranaki and Waikato all hit new records. People who can't afford the rent in Auckland or Wellington or Christchurch have been moving to smaller centres, only to have the high rents follow them. Is it time for rent control in New Zealand? Should you get bereavement leave when your pet dies? It's a question that came up in the UK when a guest on a talk show said he'd be bereft if his dog died and he'd definitely need time off to grieve. In New Zealand you're only entitled to 3 days off if a child, parent, or partner dies. Counsellor Nigel Pizzini says society doesn't recognise some forms of grief. Shaving company Gillette's last ad caused an uproar in some quarters when it focussed on bullying and harassment. The company now has a new advert, it shows a dad teaching his transgender son how to shave. Is it a cynical ploy or a genuine campaign for good?