7 Dec 2018

The Panel with Tim Watkin and Alan McElroy (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 7 December 2018

The Air New Zealand engineers' strike is planned for the busiest flying day of the year, December 21st. More than 40,000 customers are booked to travel that day. The strike is over pay and cuts to conditions. The union says Air NZ is taking an aggressive approach. We ask the panelists what they think of the situation. The police have just held a media conference regarding the missing British backpacker Grace Millane. Ms Millane, a 22 year-old from Essex, hasn't been seen since she went missing in downtown Auckland on Saturday night. A new report by CERT NZ has found reported cyber scma and fraud are up 90 percent. Kiwis have reported hundreds of security threats in the last quarter. Blackmail and payment scams are the biggest problems at the moment. We talk to CERT's Director Rob Pope about the threats. Auckland Pride Parade members have voted to keep its board, after it faced a vote of no confidence for asking police not to weat uniforms at next year's event. The no-confidence motion was defeated - 325 votes to 273. The parade looks like it will return to its protest roots. Parade founder and Rainbow Trust Chair Gresham Bradley gives his thoughts on the controversy.