18 Dec 2018

The Panel with Gary McCormick and Rosemary McLeod (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 18 December 2018

Rapper Lil Jon has released a new Christmas song, hoping to tap into the lucrative market of holiday music. But how lucrative is it in the age of streaming? We ask the panelists what their favourite seasonal tune is or whether they need music to get in the spirit of the season. What the panellists Gary McCormick and Rosemary McLeod want to talk about. A Christchurch mother was left with bandages in her uterus after a caesarean section birth. She was rushed to hospital to have the bandage removed and has received an apology from Christchurch District Health Board. But is that really enough after such an ordeal? We ask the panelists if it worries them that such a mistake could happen. The Department of Conservation has spent more than $1 million protecting staff against anti-1080 protesters. Staff have dealt with threats violence and death as well as abuse. Dave Hansford, author of the book Protecting Paradise: 1080 & the Fight to Save NZ's Native Wildlife, joins The Panel to discuss what's behind this anger. Shortland Street's annual summer cliffhanger aired last night, and featured a deadly plane crash. It was on our screens just hours after a real-life crash a happened. Two people died in a light aircraft wreck in Raglan. TVNZ has apologised to viewers who were upset. The panelists share their thoughts on the situation. Emergency department doctors are asking revellers not to get too hammered during this festive season. A new snapshot survey of ED's around the country, by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, found one-in-six patients had alcohol related problems. We ask the panelists if they like to drink during the holidays.