22 Jun 2018

The Panel with Alexia Russell and Ian Telfer (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 22 June 2018

Now that she's arrived the focus is now on naming Jacinda Ardern's daughter and what dad Clarke Gayford's role in the family will be. Should elected government's be in for the longer haul? The outgoing chief science adviser Sir Peter Gluckman says NZ isn't very good at long-term thinking and we need longer parliamentary terms of either four or five years to implement policies properly. Nurses aren't the only ones who are stressed and busy and need a pay rise. So why aren't they happy with $2000 lump sums and a 9% pay rise? The Property editor at the NZ Herald Anne Gibson has been doing some digging and answers your questions around the Building Code, regulations, fit-for-purpose designs, and building materials. New statistics show hazadarous drinking has increased for older groups and Alcohol Heathwatch's execuitve director warns partys of the population have reached 'peak booze'. One-third of hazardous drinkers are now aged 35-54. The panelists weign in on possible solutions to the problem.