24 Aug 2018

The Panel with Alexia Russell and Duane Major (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 24 August 2018

RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson is with us from parliament as PM demotes Clare Curran. The National Party leader Simon Bridges wants to forge ahead with an inquiry into the leak of his expenses spending. The Speaker Trevor Mallard has called-off the inquiry.How has this leak escalated into a tsunami? We talk to political scientist Bryce Edwards about whether the identity of the leaker should be revealed. Australia's new Prime Minister is Scott Morrison. He's managed fend off challengers for the leadership Julie Bishop and Peter Dutton. Political scientist John Warhurst of the ANU gives his take on the result. And just where did the term "spill" come from? An advertising executive who was invloved in New Zealand's 100% Pure tourism campaign and owns a holiday house near Queenstown says the new Atley Road subdivision will destroy panoramic views. MBIE is determined to stamp out imperial measurements in the coffee industry. It's written to the NZ Specialty Coffee Association about getting their members to stop using 8 ounce measures and switch to 236-ml cups. A storm in a coffee cup?