23 Nov 2018

The Panel with Michele A'Court, Neil Miller (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 23 November 2018

The construction company with a 120 year heritage has been placed in administration. It's RCR Tomlinson and it's behind one of the country's largest transport projects ever, Auckland's City Rail Link. Peter Silcock talks about yet another construction project that's hit major wobbles and tells us if another contracting model - the one used for the Waterview Tunnel and the London Olympics - could save its skin. More NZ Post and KiwiBank branches are closing.But the bank is opening 13 new standalone branches which don't have a Post Shop.Is it reallly necessary? The Mayor of South Taranaki Ross Dunlop has admitted to being the judge who awarded the prize to the Hawera Mt View Lions float in the towns recent A&P show. He's now admitted he made a mistake and has apologised. Andrew Judd is the former New Plymouth mayor and describes himself as a "recovering racist". He talks about how cultural ignorance is not on and how to redeem yourself from racism. Alcohol could be banned at 20 Christchurch parks as Rugby League struggles to control sideline behaviour described as volatile and unsafe. Canterbury Rugby League says it's concerned for the safety of spectators the players and officials due to people drinking on the sidelines and getting violent.