8 Jul 2019

The Panel with Verity Johnson and Scott Campbell (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 8 July 2019

If you became mayor what's one bylaw you'd enact? Online retailer Mighty Ape is selling Asahi Dry Zero, a non-alcoholic beer from Japan, with no age restrictions. It quotes Auckland Council Manager of Alcohol Licensing Peter Knight as saying any beer with less than 1.15 per cent alcohol content is considered alcohol-free and therefore can be sold to anyone regardless of age. Is it as bad as the outlawed Spacemen cigarettes? In Tonga there's a hulabaloo over the Miss Heilala beuty pageant. Over the weekend the outgoing Miss Heilala, Kolo Funganitao, used her farewell speech to lambast the organisers for not protecting her from bullying, lying and backstabbing. The twist is that reporters say as she was giving her controversial speech, Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Semisi Sika got the DJ to play loud music to drown out Kalo and her mic was eventually cut. When is something you buy not really something you own? When it's an e-book. Microsoft is closing its ebooks store later this month and when it does all the books you've bought will cease to work. It's all because of copyright laws, but it's giving you some warning so you can finish reading them before they disappear from your virtual library. And you get a refund. Company director Bruce Cotterill has written a piece on how managers need to learn how to lead this generation in the workplace. He says millennials are natural communicators, when most of their bosses are not. They are caring and have an innate sense of fairness. They care about gender equality, diversity, tolerance, employee safety and wellbeing, and executive behaviour. They have been brought up in an environment where they have been encouraged to ask questions