15 Aug 2018

The Panel with Victoria Stewart and Martin Cocker (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 15 August 2018

Nearly 30,000 primary and intermediate teachers have been out on the streets today striking for a better deal from The Ministry of Education. There have been rallies in all the major cities around the country today. RNZ's Education Correspondent John Gerritsen wraps up the day and tells us what we can expect from here. Fonterra announced a new interim chief executive today. Miles Hurrell will step into the role effective immediately, taking over from Theo Spierings. The abrupt departure comes after Fonterra announced last week the co-op cut its forecast milk price and after chairman John Wilson stepped aside over health concerns last month. Agricultural economist Peter Fraser gives his opinion of what's going on with the dairy giant. The stoush between President Trump and his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman with President today calling her a "dog" on twitter. The comment has unsurprisingly sparked outrage, with some calling it a "racially charged" attack. The comment came as Omarosa promotes her new book, which lays into Mr Trump. His team have now launched legal action against Omarosa, claiming she violated a non-disclosure agfreement. The panelists give their view of the controversy. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is in hot water after comments he made about the burqa. Mr Johnson compared women who wear the niqab to "letterboxes" and "bank robbers" in a column for the Daily Telegraph. He's now facing an investigation, while Muslim women in the UK after facing more abuse as a result of his words. The panelists give their views on the matter.