2 Nov 2017

The Panel with Michele A'Court and Rob Hosking (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 2 November 2017

Our new Prime Minister has just been ranked 13th on the list of the world's most influential women, alongside fellow global leaders Angela Merkel and Theresa May. The Forbes list notes Ms Ardern's promises to to tackle climate change and poverty. The panellists discuss whether this may be a premature ranking given she's only landed the job or if it's recognising the intrigue of her rise to power. An ambitious plan has been released for the Ports of Auckland, featuring mock-ups of a new hotel, parking building and a wharf extension. The draft plan sets out a footprint for the next 30 years but already has it's critics, particularly the controverisal move to include the suggestion of any kind of expansion. POrts of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson answers some of those concerns and outlines what's been drafted for a possible move to Northland.The housing market is definitely cooling now, for the first time in six years QV statistics show Auckland house prices have fallen. While the slowing of the market has been indicated for a while this is the first movement seen on prices. Philip Borkin, senior economist at ANZ, explains what this means for the future. And on the subject of the future, the panel discusses what's happening with jobs.