19 Jul 2018

The Panel with Janet Wilson and Ganesh Nana (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 19 July 2018

Speaking of free speech, a mayor in Florida must now apologise to a couple who were fined thousands of dollars for having their home's exterior painted the wrong way. What the Panelists Janet Wilson and Ganesh Nana. NZ councils want an increase to the $10 waste disposal levy the Government currently charges on every tonne of rubbish disposed of in landfills. This is a very low levy by international standards, but if you raised it, in say Wellington, a trip to the tip wouold cost you $40 not $10. We are increasingly popular as a destination for Chinese tourists, behind Australia and Canada, and tied with France. That's the gist of a report in NBR this morning. There's a Tourism NZ "Long White Cloud" campaign running in China. So we can expect still more visitors, and by 2023 China will be NZ's largest tourism market by spend, with more than 900,000 Chinese coming annually. The Cliff Richard payout. 210,000 pounds for Cliff Richard after the police raid on his home in 2014, with live helicopter coverage by the BBC after it was tipped off by the police that a sex assault claim against him was being investigated.