16 May 2018

The Panel with Penny Ashton and Tim Watkin (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 16 May 2018

North Korea has suspended talks with South Korea over military drills the south and the US. North Korea has called the war games a provocation. The panelists discuss whether the honeymoon may be over for the region. Ahead of tomorrow's budget, the panelists discuss the continuing housing problems. Newshub reports the number of people who arew waiting for a state house has doubled in the past two years. With houses still a long way form being made we ask if more radical measures are need to help the situation, like shared equity housing. Early childhood teachers are joining the chorus of workers saying they are putting in extra hours without pay. Retail employees have been filing complaints since a court ruling that Smiths City must back-pay staff for unpaid meetings. We get reaction from employment lawyer Gareth Abdinor.The Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr has revealed he gave up trying to invest in the Christchurch rebuild when he was at the NZ Super fund, out of frustration. He's encouraging the country to embrace "third part capital" to boost investment in infrastructure. The panelists weigh in on whether it was right for Mr Orr to comment.