18 Jul 2018

The Panel with Damian Christie and Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 18 July 2018

A man who's joined the US Navy as a surgeon at the age of 63 says he feels he's in his prime. Do the Panelists fancy keeping going with that kind of energy until the day they drop? Or pehaps a four-day working week appeals? What the Panelists Damian Christie and Susan Hornsby-Geluk want to talk about. Whanganui man Karl Fulton was shocked to see an SUV drive along the beach and a man dump a load of rubbish right into the sea. It contained razor blades, old steel handrails and plastic bottles. Whanganui District councillor Jenny Duncan says illegal dumping is a common problem all over the region. Removalists in Australia earn the big bucks. $A93 an hour. Meanwhile, plumbers average $A83 an hour, electricians $A75 and general handypersons are on $A56. Jeremy Wyn-Harris of the Builder's Crack trades website talks about how much tradespeople earn in New Zealand and what influences their rates.