24 Oct 2019

The Panel with Ali Jones and David Cormack (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 24 October 2019

If you could do a traditional trade (milliner, blacksmith etc) what would it be? A Catholic Bishop in Ireland says that yoga is not appropriate for schools in his diocese. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan sent out a letter last month, warning that yoga was "not of Christian Origin" and said it was it was not suitable for a parish school setting "especially not during religious education time." British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet is at a loss about what to do about Brexit. The Prime Minister is now facing the choice of whether to go ahead with his deal or waiting for a pre-Christmas election.Mr Johnson says he's waiting for the EU to decide whether to grant yet another extension for a deal. The Tiwai aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point near Bluff is New Zealand only aluminium smelter. It is now the subject of a strategic review, and closure isn't entiterly out of the question. It has had cheaper power from the Manapouri hydro plant since 1971, and consumes 13 percent of the countries electricity supply - the single largest user of power in the country. Kmart have removed a child bride costume from its shelves after a mum launched a petition. Melbourne mother Shannon launched a petition on change.org, calling the $6 costume - which included a white wedding gown and a headband for kids aged 4 to 6 - "beyond appropriate". Could sausage rolls and Tim Tams take down our local democracy? Stuff published a piece charting the amount of money Taranaki's local council spends on catering for council meetings in the 2018-19 financial year.