24 Feb 2021

The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Ed Amon (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:07 pm on 24 February 2021

Opposition leader Judith Collins has said the National Party is focused on the growing number of gang members, would bring back Armed Response Teams. Dr Jarrod Gilbert, the Director of Criminal Justice at the University of Canterbury and the author of Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand, joins the show to discuss; The Reserve Bank has announced it will hold the official cash rate (OCR) at a record low 0.25 percent, economist at Infometrics Brad Olsen joins the show to discuss; In 2009 the government slashed funding for school-based night classes by 80 per cent - from $16 million to $3.2 million - but there are renewed calls to bring them back.