23 Jun 2020

The Panel with Alexia Russell and Mike Smith (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:04 pm on 23 June 2020

Topics - There has been roughly a doubling of people returning to the country last month, and modelling suggested there could be a 4 percent growth per fortnight on that. We speak to Associate Professor Lynn McBain about how to protect New Zealand as global infection rates soar. There could be a decision as early as next week about the future of disputed land at Ihumatao. RNZ understands a deal is close, with the land to be acquired under the Housing Act. Panellists Alexia Russell and Mike Smith discuss the story. Almost a year on from the introduction of the plastic bag ban, 400 breaches have been reported but no penalties or warnings have been issued, and much of our plastic waste is still shipped off overseas. We speak to plastics campaigner and environmental anthropologist Dr Trisia Farrelly.