24 Oct 2019

The Panel with Ali Jones and David Cormack (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 24 October 2019

The huge blaze at the SkyCity convention centre is officially under control - but fire crew will stay at the scene until it's completely extinguished. Then there's the damage to the building itself - it's still to be revealed just how bad the situation is and what this means for the project. Insurance lawyer Tim Gunn explains who pays in a situation such as this. New Zealanders will almost certainly face a referendum next year on whether to legalise voluntary euthanasia after a make-or-break vote in Parliament cleared the way. MPs voted 63 to 57 on Wednesday night for the End of Life Choice Bill, which would allow terminally-ill adults to request assisted dying, to go to a public vote at the next election. Traditional professions are dying out because of population change. The BBc reports that the exodus of young people means that villages are left without a next generation to whom they can pass along traditions, including trades.