14 May 2019

The Panel with Shane Te Pou and Verity Johnson (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 14 May 2019

What's your favourite classic movie - and why? Fonterra is selling the Tip Top heritage band to Froneri. It's a joint venture between PAI Partners and Nestle, which is described as the third largest ice cream manufacturer in the world. Tip Top was sold for $380m. Business commentator Bernard Hickey talks about why Fonterra sold the brand. The Auckland Council is considering making public transport free for children under 15 on weekends and public holidays. It could lift patronage by over 1 million trips a year. The man who started up a Go-Fund-Me campaign to raise money to build a border wall between the US and Mexico is being questioned by his donors who are wondering if it's ever going to happen, and what has happened to their money. Brian Kolfage started the fund last December to build the wall because he was sick of political games by Republicans and Democrats. There's $20 million in the kitty. International Law expert Al Gillespie tells us just how a private citizen can build a wall between sovereign nations. After 100 years the Munns menswear chain is closing down. One of the reasons cited is the general move away from formal wear to casual wear. The other thing they referred to is that local shops just can't compete with global brands, such as Zara and H&M.