29 Jul 2019

The Panel with Alison Mau and Rodney Hide (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 29 July 2019

Glass bottles for milk are making a comeback. The Question of the Day is: Can you recall the days of milk deliveries? What are your memories? Comedian Allan McElroy's answers the question "Can comedy survive in the age of outrage?" Comedians are now having to ask themselves, who is going to take offence at this joke? A couple of months ago British comedian Jo Brand made a one-liner about the trend of throwing milkshakes over rightwing politicians. Brand said why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid? However, one of the milkshake targets Nigel Farage took offence and said Brand's joke was "an incitement to violence". The old guard are being challenged by new blood in both Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt in the upcoming local body elections. Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy is facing a challenge from 38 year-old councillor Steve Taylor and in Lower Hutt 29 year-old councillor Campbell Barry is trying to unseat Mayor Ray Wallace. The former Mayor of Porirua Nick Leggett was just 19 years-old when he was voted onto Council for the first time. He talks about why youth is an asset in local politics.