25 Feb 2021

The Panel with Caroline Daley and Ben Thomas (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:33 pm on 25 February 2021

A spate of incidents over the last year reveal ongoing problems and infighting in councils across the country. Stuart Crosby, president of LGNZ, joins the show to discuss the issues facing local government in 2021; An architect that appeared on the show Grand Designs NZ says the show creates unnecessary drama to be the point of being fraudulent, but isn't that what we expect from reality television?; Taxpayers are footing a $11.5m annual bill for patients who need public hospital care after private inpatient treatment, according to a new study from the University of Otago. We hear from the study's lead author Dr Erin Penno; and re searchers from the University of Cambridge have found that people who gravitate towards extremism do so because they don't have the cognitive ability to process complex information.