22 Feb 2019

The Panel with Jacquie Nairn and Hayden Donnnell (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 22 February 2019

Shannon Haunui-Thompson is at te matatini and talks about what kapa haka does for te reo, groups using the stage for delivering political messages and how Wellington is welcoming the kapa haka groups from all over the country. The Tax Working Group has delivered its recommendations to the government with a Capital Gains Tax rising to the fore. It's suggested a CGT rate of 33 per cent .In the UK it's 28 per cent, in France 36.2 per cent and in Denmark 42 per cent. While the nation's been digesting what a CHT means the National Party leader Simon Bridges is proclaiming this as the end of the kiwi way of life. Just what is that? An opinion piece by the founder of Better Democracy NZ Steve Baron is urging for greater use of referendum as a political tool. The theory is that voters will engage more in the democratic process if it's issue-by-issue. It's literally the cost of living. A new model introduced here as part of the government's Well Being Budget includes the value of a "statistical life". It's $4.7m. It's monetizing aspects of life that haven't traditionally been viewed in this way before. Like how much being lonely will cost society and how making a new friend is worth $592.