17 Dec 2018

The Panel with Heather Roy and Scott Campbell (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 17 December 2018

A very exciting cricket match is underway at the Basin Reserve - NZ vs Sri Lanka. Bryan Crump, RNZ's Night's presenter has spent the day there in the sun, and is with us.. The Government has announced a $1.4 billion plan over three years to improve roads and lower the number of deaths on them. The investment will make 870 kilometres of high-risk highways safer with the use of median barriers, rumble strips and shoulder widening. The goal is to reduce fatalities by up to 90 percent. Dog and Lemon editor Clive Matthew-Wilson gives us his opinion on the moves and the panelists weigh in. Semi-automatic guns sold by the Defence Force ages ago being used by gangs. A petition to appeal the sentence of Rouxle Le Roux, who hit and killed a teenager with her car, has now gained 100,000 signatures. Le Roux was sentenced to 11 months home detention and 250 hours of community work after she hit Nathan Kraatskow who was on his bike. Dunedin barrister Anne Stevens QC explains whether this is a reasonable sentence and whether this petition will see an appeal happen. Peacful protesters stormed Gold Coast theme parks over the weekend, forcing families to leave shows. The group Justice for Captives got in the water at Sea World, demanding the dolphin show be stopped. The panelists share their thoughts on the protests. Helius Therapeutics have begun a nationwide ad campaign, including billboards will the slogn "cannabis is medicine", the first advertising from a licensed cannabis company. We ask the panelists what they think of the billboards and more broadly, what they make of the approach to medicinal marijuana.