25 Jun 2018

The Panel with Emma Espiner and Dean Hall (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 25 June 2018

Green MP Julie Anne Genter will take three-moths maternity leave later this year. Should our PM also be taking more time off after the birth of her first baby? UK restaurants will soon have to add the calorific values of food items on their menus. Along with banning sugar-based drinks to children is this the way we should be heading in New Zealand? There's been plenty of listener feedback about industrial action by nurses. Those on-side and those off. There's no more money in the purse so should nurses be happy with a 9% pay-rise and $2000 lump sums? The Dunedin City Council has surveyed workers in the city about working during the Easter holiday. It found that half of those surveyed felt pressured to work on the long weekend by their bosses. Easter 2018 was a one-off because of the Ed Sheeran event in the city. The Council survey of retailers, employees and the general public shows there's mixed support for the policy to continue. The government is opening the door of investment to allow the manufacture of pre-fabricated buildings to help ease the housing crisis. Roger Levie of the Home Owners and Buyers Association of New Zealand welcomes the idea and says it will provide training in the building industry and quality control.