21 Nov 2013

The Panel with Bernard Hickey and Josie Pagani (Part 2)

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 4:35 pm on 21 November 2013

Topics - visual mnemonics are one of the new trends in learning, and it's been discovered that attaching a picture of a cat to what you're trying to teach people is surprisingly effective. "The power of cute", this has been called. Yesterday we spoke to John Smithies, finishing an admirable ride on an old bicycle down State Highway 1 in honour of his late wife and to raise money for cancer. John didn't want to accentuate the negative in any way, but he noted the amazing amount of rubbish on the sides of our roads. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is pointing to New Zealand's house prices, labour costs and external deficit as indicators of potential financial vulnerability.