The Panel with Guy Williams and Mai Chen (Part 1)
It looks like we'll all be paying much more for the maintenance of New Zealand. Big rates rises in Otago and Aucklanders to be hit with a fuel tax on Sunday. The rest of the country won't be able to avoid a fuel tax though. Economist Cameron Bagrie crunches the numbers for us. He also discusses the state-of-the-nation's building projects - do we really not have the right skills to cope with building the much-needed housing stock? And what about wages? An anti-fluoridation group took their demands to stop adding fluoride to South Taranaki's water. The Court has ruled against them and the South Taranaki District Council will now proceed with its fluoridation plans. Dr Michelle Dickinson says scince has been the winner.