20 Dec 2018

The Panel with Bernard Hickey and Jo McCarroll (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 20 December 2018

The man who co-wrote All I Want For Christmas with Mariah Carey is complaining that she doesn't acknowledge his effort. Walter Afanasieff has told the Radio Times he and Mariah had a "falling out" two decades ago. We ask the panelists for their favourite song plus if they are flying anywhere for the holiday. What the panellists Bernard Hickey and Jo McCarroll want to talk about. The Justice Ministry's first crime and victims survey that suggests one million, eight hundred thousand were committed in New Zealand last year. That's about seven times the number reported to police. The Ministry spoke to more than 8000 people for the survey, 29 percent were victims of crime but less than a quarter of them were willing to make a complaint. We ask victims advocate Ruth Money why that is. The statistics of the year from the Royal Statistical Society. The winning international statistic of the year was 90.5% - the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled. The top stats have an environmental theme this year. A Stuff piece today suggests open road speed limits shouldn't be lowered to 80kmh despite the fact that research says it may save lives. The article says New Zealanders are staunchly opposed to the idea and it's politically unpopular. We ask the panelists what they think of the Swedish transport model.