28 May 2018

The Panel with Mike Rehu and Sally Wenley (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 28 May 2018

The new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has had a Coat of Arms designed for her, with nods to her Californian upbriging. It's being called an effort to connect to millennials anf encourage them to embrace the tradition. We ask the panelists if they have, or if they want, a coat of arms. What the Panelists Mike Rehu and Sally Wenley want to talk about. A nationwide nurses strike has been announced, the first since 1990. DHBs are now expected to come abck with an offer for a pay increase following recommendations, that are estimated to come in at around $20 million. We speak to Infometric economist Brad Olsen about whether the government has opened PAndora's Box, like the Opposition suggests, or whether this is the result of years of low wages. The building industry has called out the Government's KiwiBuild scheme, saying there's no capacity to do it. The Cheif Executive of New Zealand Builders, Gran Florence, says the plan faces massive challenges. We speak to a builder, Justin Pocock, about what those challenges might be and the new trend of older people turning to the trade. A leaked Pentagon paper reveals a US aircraft carrier was stalked for days by a UFO. The encounter in 2004 shocked Navy pilots in the Pacific. It's still unclear where or what the UFO was. We ask the panelists if they have a theory about the story.