19 Jul 2019

The Panel with Sally Wenley and Jerome Chandrahasen (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 19 July 2019

A Dunedin barrister says Police are over-stepping the mark by entering people's houses to breathalyze them.Marie Taylor-Cyphers says some of the Police evidential paperwork even says the tests were conducted on the roadside, when they weren't. It seems that Police believe they have the right to enter private property, gain entry to homes and then carry out breath tests. Human Rights and Privacy lawyer Michael Bott says the law is clear - Police aren't allowed to do this. A survey by the Council of Trade Unions found 41 per cent of the more than 1000 respondents said their income was not keeping up with the cost of living and they feel they're becoming worse off. Yet, wage inflation is running at 2 per cent compared to an annual lift of 1.7 per cent in the Consumer Price Index. However, those who are worse off are those who don't own their own homes. Economist Brad Olsen unpackages some of the details. New Zealand's most famous firearms retailer has opened up a mega store in Christchurch. It's the third Gun City store to open so far this year and a fourth is expected later in the year. David Tipple who owns Gun City is unapologetic about opening the new outlet in Sockburn which is a retail store and a warehouse, despite the sensitivities of Christchurch people following the massive loss of life in the mosque shootings.