4 Sep 2018

Mercy missions

From The Panel, 4:22 pm on 4 September 2018

The decision by the Prime Minister to use the 757 plane comes after the Government declined to assist kiwi Abby Hartley, who is sick in Bali. Couldn't it have been used for these kinds of mercy missions if it needs to keep its flying hours up?

Other questions are being raised about Simon Bridges' response to the case. A listener says National seems much more caring outside of Government, pointing to a similar case.

The panelists debate these arguments.

National party leader Simon Bridges.

National party leader Simon Bridges. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller