7 Sep 2017

The Panel with Amanda Millar and Duane Major (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 7 September 2017

The rules around the use of some medicinal cannabis products have been relaxed, beginning today. The panellists discuss whether this is a step closer to legalising the drug. The panellists give their take on what they expect from the new Colmar Brunton poll out today and what tonight's leader's debate in Christchurch will hold as we inch closer to the election.Hurricane Irma has begun carving a disastrous path across the Caribbean and is barrelling towards the US. The country's still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Weather expert Richard Green explains why officials are so worried about this storm. A new report says there could be 500,000 new jobs and a rise in average wages in Pacific nations by 2040 if there's a shift in policy and a targeted investment focus. Peter Fa'afiu tells us whether it's that easy.