22 Nov 2017

The Panel with Cas Carter and Peter Fa'afiu (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 22 November 2017

Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule over Zimbabwe has come to end after the president announced his resignation. There has been jubilant celebrations on the nation's streets after the decision, which Mugabe claims was voluntary, that came as an impeachment hearing bgean against him. Former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa will take up the role. The panelists discuss whether Zimbabwe will change following this power shift. The options have been debated back and forth but a tentative decision on what Auckland should do to host the America's cup will be voted on by city councillors tomorrow. There are differing opinions about the economic benefit of the regatta, some experts say it will pay for itself, other point out it could be spent elsewhere. So will big infrastructure changes be Team New Zealand's legacy? We ask former skipper Chris Dickson his view on the options. A man has been arrested in relation to the weekend shooting of a Wellington Taxi driver. The unprovoked attack on Alem Tessema has frightened taxi drivers across the country, especially those who have few other job opportunities. The panellists discuss what this kind of of unprovoked violence says about our city streets and what taxi driver can do to protect themselves.