22 Jan 2018

The Panel with Bernard Hickey and Penny Ashton (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 22 January 2018

You can now apply to be on the first dive down to the wreckage of the Titanic. The tragic cruise liner rests 4 kilometres deep in the North Atlantic Ocean. Tickets are just $170,000 - but you've got to be up the physical task. The panelists say whether they'd consider putting their hand up if they had the cash. What the Panelists Penny Ashton and Bernard Hickey want to talk about. Rocket Lab's Electron rocket is now up in space after finally lifting off from Mahia Peninsula. It's the first time a satellite has been launched into orbit from New Zealand but it wasn't without it's hiccups. Rocket Lab chief executive Peter Beck tells us how it feels reaching this milestone and what's next for the business. Former deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has revealed she's had gastric bypass surgery. She's now recovering well but the news has ignited the conversation about how effective the surgery is for those strugglign with thier weight and whether it should be publicly funded. We ask the panelists what they think and Bernard Hickey tells us his experience with the operation. Dunedin's trying to decide what to do with 17 bus shleters that are no longer needed with the cnage in bus routes aroudn the city. Should they be moved or reused? We ask the panelists for their suggestions.