The Panel with Victoria Stewart and Morgan Godfery (Part 1)
Tauranga City Council today passed - just - its controversial bylaw banning begging and rough sleeping near retail and hospitality premises. The Education Minister Chris Hipkins has a big new plan for early childhood education. It'll cost $350m a year for 10 years and includes more and better qualified teachers, the proportion of fully-qualified teachers at every ECE will go up, there'll be pay increases. And much much more. Is it all too good to be true? Hutt City Councillor Chris Milne is questioning if fining his wife for not wearing a seat belt in a car park is a good use of Police time. It seems it's a case "damned if you do, damned if you don't" for Police speeding on their way to jobs. Rumble stips are being ripped off roads in Otago and Southland after complaints by cyclists. And, it might be more like "born to be mild" rather than wild for middle aged motorcyclists who are getting flak for not being skilled enough behind the handlebars. Southland Motorcycle Club President Andy Underhay rubbishes that. Does the idea of this make your blood run cold? Fourteen school pupils on the Gold Coast were in an overcrowded elevator that plunged several floors. And in Chicago a skyscrpaer lift fell from the 95th floor to the 11th.