Podcast

RNZ: The Panel

The Panel features a range of panellists from across the opinion spectrum, together with expert phone guests.

Episodes

  • Farmers angry over Te Papa environment exhibition

    Dec 13 2019

    Farmers are angry at Te Papa for they way they are being portrayed in a new environment exhibition at the museum.

  • Weinstein using courts to avoid admission of wrongdoing?

    Dec 13 2019

    Harvey Weinstein manipulating courts to avoid admitting any wrongdoing over sex abuse allegations from dozens of women.

  • Measles epidemic in Samoa originated in New Zealand

    Dec 13 2019

    Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker talks about the measles epidemic in Samoa originating in New Zealand.

  • What consitutes minimum chips is hotly debated in Australia

    Dec 13 2019

    Debate is raging in Australia over what the minimum amount of chips should be.

  • Question of the Day for Friday 13 December 2019

    Dec 13 2019

    What is the greatest power ballad ever recorded?

  • Correspodent Olly Barratt gives an update on the UK election

    Dec 13 2019

    UK correspondent Olly Barratt has the latest on the election results there.

  • Marie Fredriksson of Roxette died earlier this week

    Dec 13 2019

    Roxette power ballad queen, Marie Fredriksson, died earlier in the week but leaves a plethora of hits as her legacy.

  • A look over the ideas floated by Winston Peters

    Dec 13 2019

    Media commentator Myles Thomas looks at the motives behind Winston Peters meddling with the media landscape.

  • Advice to government is to make drug courts permanent

    Dec 13 2019

    Professor Warren Brookbanks talks about why the alcohol and drug treatments court trials have worked and worth making permanent.

  • The latest on the Whakaari/White Island situation

    Dec 13 2019

    RNZ reporter Robin Martin joins the show to give an update on what's been happening today in relation the Whakaari/White Island eruption

  • The Panel with Paula Penfold and Gary McCormick (Part Two)

    Dec 13 2019

    Debate is raging in Australia over what the minimum amount of chips should be. UK correspondent Olly Barratt has the latest on the election results there Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker talks about the measles epidemic in Samoa originating in New Zealand. Harvey Weinstein manipulating courts to avoid admitting any wrongdoing over sex abuse allegations from dozens of women. Farmers are angry at Te Papa for they way they are being portrayed in a new environment exhibition a...more

  • The Panel with Paula Penfold and Gary McCormick (Part One)

    Dec 13 2019

    RNZ reporter Robin Martin joins the show to give an update on what's been happening today in relation the Whakaari/White Island eruption. Professor Warren Brookbanks talks about why the alcohol and drug treatments court trials have worked and worth making permanent. Media commentator Myles Thomas looks at the motives behind Winston Peters meddling with the media landscape. Roxette power ballad queen, Marie Fredriksson, died earlier in the week but leaves a plethora of hits as her legacy.

  • I've Been Thinking for 13 December 2019

    Dec 13 2019

    What the panellists Paula Penfold and Gary McCormick have been thinking about.

  • Story of the day with Robert Kelly

    Dec 13 2019

    The dating of cave art in Indonesia this week has changed the timeline for how we understand human art and development. The paintings depict a hunting scene and have been dated as more than forty thousand years old. More than twice as old as the previous earliest discovered paintings.

  • ODT apologises over the appalling Garick Tremain cartoon

    Dec 12 2019

    The Otago Daily Times apologises over the Garick Tremain cartoon it ran mocking Samoa's measles outbreak

  • Holden kills off the Commodore

    Dec 12 2019

    Holden Commodore driving Bathurst winner, Greg Murphy, talks about the car giant quitting the commodore line of vehicles.

  • My Food Bag for beneficiaries criticised as denying money

    Dec 12 2019

    Criticism of My Food Bag being given to beneficiaries as a way of denying them money.

  • Bill to protect First Responders before parliament

    Dec 12 2019

    St John Territory manager, Leisa Tocknell, details abuse and assaults against paramedics as parliament considers the propsed Protection for First Responders and Prison Officers Bill for tougher penalties for those offenders.

  • Question of the day for 12 December 2019

    Dec 12 2019

    What's your all time favourite quote?

  • NZ Initiative economist on 12 billion for infrastructure

    Dec 12 2019

    New Zealand Initiative economist Eric Crampton talks about the government spend up in the infrastructure sector.

  • Highest paid public servants revealed by Taxpayers Union

    Dec 12 2019

    Highest paid public servants unveiled by Taxpayers Union revealing which ones earn more than the Prime Minister.

  • POAL decision deferred to next year on whether it will move

    Dec 12 2019

    Ports of Auckland future location to be decided in the first half of next year.

  • RNZ reporter with the latest on Whakaari eruption

    Dec 12 2019

    RNZ reporter Katie Scotcher with an update on what's happening in Whakatane where the police are gathered for when they can start the recovery mission of remaining eruption victims from Whakaari.

  • The Panel with Heather Roy and Ian Telfer (Part 2)

    Dec 12 2019

    St John Territory manager, Leisa Tocknell, details abuse and assaults against paramedics as parliament considers the propsed Protection for First Responders and Prison Officers Bill for tougher penalties for those offenders. Criticism of My Food Bag being given to beneficiaries as a way of denying them money.

  • The Panel with Heather Roy and Ian Telfer (Part 1)

    Dec 12 2019

    RNZ reporter Katie Scotcher with an update on what's happening in Whakatane where the police are gathered for when they can start the recovery mission of remaining eruption victims from Whakaari. And Ports of Auckland future location to be decided in the first half of next year.

  • I've been thinking for 12 December 2019

    Dec 12 2019

    What the panellists Heather Roy and Ian Telfer have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 12 December 2019

    Dec 12 2019

    Recently the Yorkshire evening Post ran a photo of a young boy on the floor of a Leeds hospital, after he had been removed from a bed due to a shortage - it's a powerful image of a young boy looking very unwell, with a drip, on the grey linoleum floor. Unfortunately - as the editor of the paper James Mitchison, put it "our original story was sucked into a vortex of disinformation that would make Orwell blush"

  • Jacinda Ardern no longer the youngest PM in the world

    Dec 11 2019

    Finland's new Prime Minister takes over from Jacinda Ardern as youngest PM in the world.

  • NZ Samoan doctors going to Samoa to help deal with epidemic

    Dec 11 2019

    Otago University Pacific health sciences associate dean Associate Prof Tai Sopoaga talks about the New Zealand based Samoan doctors heading to Samoa to help assist with the measles epidemic there.

  • NZOC Chair Mike Stanley talks about Russia's four year ban

    Dec 11 2019

    New Zealand Olympic Committee Chair Mike Stanley talks about what it means to have Russia banned for four years from sporting competition.

  • Sports commentator Hamish Bidwell talks about AB's new coach

    Dec 11 2019

    Sports commentator Hamish Bidwell joins the discussion on the newly appointed All Blacks' coach.

  • Question of the day for 11 December 2019

    Dec 11 2019

    What social behaviour do you consider ill-mannered?

  • NZ bus driver pay dispute continues

    Dec 11 2019

    NZ Bus pay dispute lock out with its drivers continues causing tens of thousands of commuters to find alternate transport.

  • Environmentalists want single use plastic ban to go further

    Dec 11 2019

    Environmentalists call for all unncessary plastics to be banned, not just polystyrene, single use plastic bags and PVC.

  • Update on Whakaari eruption and tourism rules questioned

    Dec 11 2019

    The latest on the situation following the Whakaari/White Island eruption and tourism professor Michael Lueck talks about what it means for the future of adventure tourism rules.

  • The Panel with Ella Henry and Rodney Hide (Part 2)

    Dec 11 2019

    What social behaviour do you consider ill-mannered? Sports commentator Hamish Bidwell joins the discussion on the newly appointed All Blacks' coach. New Zealand Olympic Committee Chair Mike Stanley talks about what it means to have Russia banned for four years from sporting competition. Otago University Pacific health sciences associate dean Associate Prof Tai Sopoaga talks about the New Zealand based Samoan doctors heading to Samoa to help assist with the measles epidemic there. Finland's new P...more

  • The Panel with Ella Henry and Rodney Hide (Part 1)

    Dec 11 2019

    The latest on the situation following the Whakaari/White Island eruption and tourism professor Michael Lueck talks about what it means for the future of adventure tourism rules. NZ Bus pay dispute lock out with its drivers continues causing tens of thousands of commuters to find alternate transport. Environmentalists call for all unncessary plastics to be banned, not just polystyrene, single use plastic bags and PVC.

  • I've been thinking for 11 December 2019

    Dec 11 2019

    What the panellists Ella Henry and Rodney Hide have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 11 December 2019

    Dec 11 2019

    The Tiger Who Came To Tea: Judith Kerr story heads to TV By Steven McIntosh.

  • Transport Forum says under investment in roads causing issues

    Dec 10 2019

    Road Transport Forum CEO Nick Leggett says under investment in roads is why the extreme weather is causing so much damage and disruptions to highways.

  • Professor says White Island disaster was inevitable

    Dec 10 2019

    Monash University Professor Ray Cas says White Island was a disaster waiting to happen and tourists should never been allowed to set foot on the volcano.

  • Ports of Auckland future to be revealed later this week

    Dec 10 2019

    The Prime Minister has indicated that The Ports of Auckland needs to move and plans on where to be unveiled later this week.

  • Question of the day for 10 December 2019

    Dec 10 2019

    What poem has a special meaning for you?

  • Poetry becoming more popular with millennials

    Dec 10 2019

    Senior lecturer at Massey University, Dr Jack Ross, joins the discussion why poetry is increasing in popularity during turbulent times.

  • A small percent make up the biggest portion of crime victims.

    Dec 10 2019

    Justice advocate Chester Borrows talks about the results of a crime and victim survey which shows that a small portion of people are victims of most of the crime commited.

  • White Island update and science behind it's volatility

    Dec 10 2019

    Reporter Mani Dunlop gives an update on the latest from Whakaari/White Island eruption and Auckland University professor of Earth Sciences, Shane Cronin explains the instability of the site.

  • The Panel with Cindy Mitchener and Shane Te Pou (Part 2)

    Dec 10 2019

    What poem has a special meaning for you? Monash University Professor Ray Cas says White Island was a disaster waiting to happen and tourists should never been allowed to set foot on the volcano. Road Transport Forum CEO Nick Leggett says under investment in roads is why the extreme weather is causing so much damage and disruptions to highways.

  • The Panel with Cindy Mitchener and Shane Te Pou (Part 1)

    Dec 10 2019

    Reporter Mani Dunlop gives an update on the latest from Whakaari/White Island eruption and Auckland University professor of Earth Sciences, Shane Cronin explains the instability of the site. Justice advocate Chester Borrows talks about the results of a crime and victim survey which shows that a small portion of people are victims of most of the crime commited. Senior lecturer at Massey University, Dr Jack Ross, joins the discussion why poetry is increasing in popularity during turbulent times.

  • I've been thinking for 10 December 2019

    Dec 10 2019

    What the panellists Cindy Mitchener and Shane Te Pou have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 10 December 2019

    Dec 10 2019

    Aaron Burton from the University of Woolongong has written a fascinating peice for the Conversation about how tv shows and movies set in the future have changed dramatically - no more flying cars or hoverboards, these days its far more dark and dystopian.

  • US President Trump says people flush the toilet too often

    Dec 09 2019

    US President Donald Trump making America great again by regulating toilet flushing.

  • Latest poverty report shows one in ten children are in hardship

    Dec 09 2019

    Professor Jonathan Boston talks about the latest statistics on child poverty and why policies have not yet made a difference.

  • More cameras than ever surveilling public places

    Dec 09 2019

    More cameras than ever are in public places around New Zealand.

  • Question of the day for 9 December 2019

    Dec 09 2019

    What's a NZ building, heritage or modern, that you really love? Why?

  • White island eruption update 2

    Dec 09 2019

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government cannot confirm yet if there have been any fatalities

  • Next plastic to be targeted to improve the environment

    Dec 09 2019

    Associate Professor Terri-Ann Berry talks about the next single use plastic which the government is looking to phase out.

  • Auckland commuters hit by ongoing bus driver pay dispute action

    Dec 09 2019

    Auckland commuters hit by ongoing pay talk break down between NZ Bus drivers and the company.

  • White island eruption update

    Dec 09 2019

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government cannot confirm yet if there have been any fatalities She says "we believe 100 people were on, or around the island". Some are "unaccounted for".

  • Infrastructure buckling in light of bad weather

    Dec 09 2019

    Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair talks about the need for more resilience in infrastructure projects in the future to cope with increased powerful weather events.

  • The Panel with Nadine Higgins and David Slack (Part 2)

    Dec 09 2019

    What's a NZ building, heritage or modern, that you really love? Why? More cameras than ever are in public places around New Zealand. Professor Jonathan Boston talks about the latest statistics on child poverty and why policies have not yet made a difference. US President Donald Trump making America great again by regulating toilet flushing.

  • The Panel with Nadine Higgins and David Slack (Part 1)

    Dec 09 2019

    Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair talks about the need for more resilience in infrastructure projects in the future to cope with increased powerful weather events. Auckland commuters hit by ongoing pay talk break down between NZ Bus drivers and the company. Associate Professor Terri-Ann Berry talks about the next single use plastic which the government is looking to phase out. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government cannot confirm yet if there have been any fatalities

  • I've been thinking for 9 December 2019

    Dec 09 2019

    What the panellists Nadine Higgins and David Slack have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 9 December 2019

    Dec 09 2019

    We just want to pay tribute to Big Bird and Oscar the grouch puppeteer Caroll Spinney.

  • The survival of the apostrophe

    Dec 06 2019

    Earlier this week there were reports all over news sites that the Apostrophe Protection Society - an organisation set up to preserve the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark - has been disbanded.

  • WHO: Measles deaths a global problem

    Dec 06 2019

    The measles death toll in Samoa is now at 63, as mobile vaccination units hit the deserted roads, making sure everyone has their shot.

  • Pelosi confirms impeachment to go ahead

    Dec 06 2019

    It's official - Impeachment charges will be filed against the President of the United States. Democrat and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the decision today saying "the facts are uncontested.

  • Question of the day for 6 December 2019

    Dec 06 2019

    What food, in any country, REALLY challenged you? How so?

  • Food norms in other cultures - who are we to judge?

    Dec 06 2019

    An opinion piece on Stuff caught our attention - what right do we have to have moral outrage at other culture's food choices?

  • Are we rational enough for referenda?

    Dec 06 2019

    An interesting piece on the NZ Herald website by Damian Venuto about the dangers of taking complicated issues to a people's vote.

  • New Zealand's porn problem

    Dec 06 2019

    Yesterday the Office of Film and Literature Classification released a report, analysing the pornography videos most watched by New Zealanders on September 13th of this year.

  • Kris Faafoi under fire over immigration case

    Dec 06 2019

    Yesterday Newshub reported it has seen texts and Facebook messages between Government minister Kris Faafoi and Jason Kerrison over an immigration case.

  • The Panel with Sue Bradford and Chris Finlayson (Part 2)

    Dec 06 2019

    What food, in any country, REALLY challenged you? How so? An opinion piece on Stuff caught our attention - what right do we have to have moral outrage at other culture's food choices? Ben Groundwater writes that though it's being debated at the moment - our society has decided eating cows, chickens and pigs is ok - even though it may horrify others. So why do we judge what they eat? It's official - Impeachment charges will be filed against the President of the United States. Democrat and Speaker...more

  • The Panel with Sue Bradford and Chris Finlayson (Part 1)

    Dec 06 2019

    Yesterday Newshub reported it has seen texts and Facebook messages between Government minister Kris Faafoi and Jason Kerrison, the lead singer of the band Opshop, whose stepfather's partnership visa application had been declined. While we haven't seen the texts, Newshub alleges Mr Faafoi asked for details of the case and promised to "talk to the right people" on Kerrison's behalf. Ben Thomas, former political staffer who now works at lobbying firm Exceltium, joins the discussion. Yesterday the O...more

  • I've been thinking for 6 December 2019

    Dec 06 2019

    What the panellists Sue Bradford and Chris Finlayson have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 6 December 2019

    Dec 06 2019

    If you've ever been talking to your pet and really wondering if they're understanding the answer is yes. If you have a dog, according to a new study.

  • Kissing kids on the lips - inappropriate?

    Dec 05 2019

    Footballer David Beckham has ignored criticism of his PDA with his daughter Harper, sharing another photo of them kissing on the lips on social media.

  • Everyone's a winner

    Dec 05 2019

    Everyone's a winner in the world's most sought after art prize. The Turner Prize is seen as one of the world's most prestigious prizes.

  • No more jargon - putting the onus on insurers

    Dec 05 2019

    A suite of draft changes to the insurance industry has been announced by Consumer affairs Minster Kris Kaafoi. Last year the Govt launched a review of the insurance contract law.

  • Long walk home: the resilience of Wellington's rail network

    Dec 05 2019

    If a major earthquake were to strike Wellington, up to 80,000 commuters would likely be forced to walk home. In fact if a big one hit, the passenger rail network might well be out of action for almost three years.

  • Question of the day for 5 December 2019

    Dec 05 2019

    Xena - Warrior Princess was super popular but for one woman it left a permanent mark on her life. It got us thinking - is there one thing or event that you can point to that changed your life?

  • #KuToo takes on glasses and make-up

    Dec 05 2019

    Last month we mentioned that in Japan women were fighting against mandatory workplace rules, making them wear high heels everyday. They called the movement KuToo. The movement's now expanded.

  • Banking sector shake-up announced

    Dec 05 2019

    The Reserve Bank has ordered retail banks to hold $20 billion in capital - they want banks to be in a position to cope with a one in 200 year financial calamity.

  • ComCom's fuel industry recommendations

    Dec 05 2019

    The Commerce Commission has completed its year long study into fuel retailers, at the request of the Government out of concerns that motorists were being fleeced at the pumps.

  • The Panel with Garry Moore and Jennie Moreton (Part 2)

    Dec 05 2019

    In EyeWitness today the prgramme focused on one of our most beloved TV shows Xena - Warrior Princess. It was super popular but for one woman it left a permanent mark on her life. It got us thinking - is there one thing or event that you can point to that changed your life? If a major earthquake were to strike Wellington, up to $80,000 commuters would likely be forced to walk home. In fact if a big one hit, the passenger rail network might well be out of action for almost three years, a report sa...more

  • The Panel with Garry Moore and Jennie Moreton (Part 1)

    Dec 05 2019

    The Commerce Commission has completed its year long study into fuel retailers, at the request of the Government out of concerns that motorists were being fleeced at the pumps. The Commission believes that the core problem is that an active wholesale market for fuel does not exist in New Zealand. Economist Bard Olsen joins the discussion. The Reserve Bank has ordered retail banks to hold $20 billion in capital - they want banks to be in a position to cope with a one in 200 year financial calamity...more

  • I've been thinking for 5 December 2019

    Dec 05 2019

    What the panellists Garry Moore and Jennie Moreton have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 5 December 2019

    Dec 05 2019

    Christmas music isn't good for your mental health.

  • PISA results: why are we slipping?

    Dec 04 2019

    New Zealand's underwhelming performance in an international education report has raised some eyebrows around the country.

  • Libraries need more books, less tech

    Dec 04 2019

    An interesting article in The Spinoff by one of the leading lights of the New Zealand literary scene, Lloyd Jones. He argues that our literary culture is being slowly eroded.

  • Question of the day for 4 December 2019

    Dec 04 2019

    What's your favourite New Zealand book, and why?

  • Reaction to the draft cannabis bill

    Dec 04 2019

    The National party says the the draft cannabis legislation bill, released yesterday, is too vague for voters to make an informed decision at next year's referendum.

  • Measles misinformation - how it spreads

    Dec 04 2019

    The death toll has now reached 60 in the Samoan measles epidemic. We speak to Siouxsie Wiles about misinformation around vaccines plus reaction to the ODT cartoon.

  • The Panel with Catherine Robertson and Mark Sainsbury (Part 2)

    Dec 04 2019

    What's your favourite New Zealand book, and why? An interesting article in The Spinoff by one of the leading lights of the New Zealand literary scene, Lloyd Jones. Jones, who's written more than a dozen novels including the Booker Prize-shortlisted Mr Pip, argues that our literary culture is being slowly eroded and that established authors, like him, are partly to blame. New Zealand's underwhelming performance in an international education report has raised some eyebrows around the country. The ...more

  • The Panel with Catherine Robertson and Mark Sainsbury (Part 1)

    Dec 04 2019

    The death toll has now reached 60 in the Samoan measles epidemic, with another 20 children critically ill in hospital. We speak to Siouxsie Wiles about misinformation around vaccines. The National party says the the draft cannabis legislation bill, released yesterday, is too vague for voters to make an informed decision at next year's referendum.

  • I've been thinking for 4 December 2019

    Dec 04 2019

    What the panellists Catherine Robertson and Mark Sainsbury have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 4 December 2019

    Dec 04 2019

    Complainers - we all know 'em. Those people who love a good whinge.

  • Doggos allowed on trains

    Dec 03 2019

    Warm fuzzy news for dog lovers in Auckland - dogs of all sizes are now allowed on trains. ed.

  • Hospo workers hard to find in upper South Island

    Dec 03 2019

    Cafes, bars and restaurants are struggling big-time to fill their summer job vacancies, with some not reporting a single application.

  • Fake pōwhiri an 'insult'

    Dec 03 2019

    There's been outrage and calls of racism after a cruise ship guests were given a fake Pōwhiri by non-Māori men at port of Tauranga.

  • Question of the Day for 3 December 2019

    Dec 03 2019

    Existential has been chosen as word of the year 2019. What would be your word of the year and why?

  • New poll good news for National

    Dec 03 2019

    The latest One News Colmar Brunton poll, unveiled last night, suggests National and Act would be able to form a government together, with National sitting pretty on 46 percent and Act up one point to two percent.

  • Prince Andrew accuser speaks out

    Dec 03 2019

    One of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's accusers has told her story alledging she was trafficked to Britain to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17.

  • NZ bans foreign political donations

    Dec 03 2019

    The Government will ban foreign donations of more than $50 to political parties and candidates. Legislation will be introduced to Parliament this afternoon and passed under urgency.

  • The Panel with Damian Christie and Victoria Stewart (Part Two)

    Dec 03 2019

    Existential has been chosen as word of the year 2019. Dictionary.co says climate change, gun violence, and Toy Story star Forky helped the word take the title. Existential was searched many times in the aftermath of wildfirdes, mass shootings, and politics. There's been outrage and calls of racism after a crusie ship guests were given a fake Powhiri by non-Maori men at port of Tauranga. The NZ Herald reported yesterday the guests were welcomed by men with crude drawings on their faces in grass s...more

  • The Panel with Damian Christie and Victoria Stewart (Part One)

    Dec 03 2019

    The Government will ban foreign donations of more than $50 to political parties and candidates. Legislation will be introduced to Parliament this afternoon and passed under urgency. Lawyer Graeme Edgeler joisn the discussion. One of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's accusers has told her story alledging she was trafficked to Britain to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17. Virginia Guiffre, formerly Virginia Roberts, claims she was introduced to the prince by Epstein and his girlfr...more

  • I've been thinking for 3 December 2019

    Dec 03 2019

    What the panellists Damian Christie and Victoria Stewart have been thinking about.

  • Story of the day with Ali Ventura

    Dec 03 2019

    Story of the day for Tuesday 3rd December, with Ali Ventura.

  • Make D&D cool again

    Dec 02 2019

    Dungeons and Dragons is cool again. So says an article in The Guardian. Backed by these figures from the company behind the game, Wizards of Coast - it estimates there are currently 40 million players worldwide, and new starters are up 25 percent on the year before.

  • Make D&D cool again

    Dec 02 2019

    Dungeons and Dragons is cool again. So says an article in The Guardian.

  • WCC made fun of for using water diviner

    Dec 02 2019

    Wellington City Council's use of a water diviner has been mocked by the The New Zealand Skeptics Conference who awarded the council a "bent spoon" accolade. Stuff reports the skeptics said the council won the prize for quote "showing the most egregious gullibility in the past year" after a contractor used water divining to find underground pipes.

  • WCC made fun of for using water diviner

    Dec 02 2019

    Wellington City Council's use of a water diviner has been mocked by the The New Zealand Skeptics Conference who awarded the council a "bent spoon" accolade.

  • GST now on online purchases

    Dec 02 2019

    GST on purchases less than $1000 came into force yesterday - overseas websites selling goods here online will have to charge and collect GST.

  • NZTA taking over speed cameras

    Dec 02 2019

    NZTA will now take over speed cameras from police. The change was announced yesterday along with a raft of others like boosting the number of speed cameras and introducing warning signs around them.

  • Question of the Day

    Dec 02 2019

    What are your memories of school camps?

  • The benefits of school camps

    Dec 02 2019

    A call for the revitalisation of rustic school camps. The Chairman of Camp Wakarara, near Waipawa, says they are seeing shorter stays as teachers lack the skills to host the activities at the camp.

  • Cash injection for schools

    Dec 02 2019

    Nearly $400 million has been pledged for school maintenance by the Government, calling it the biggest investment in at least 25 years. It's a one-off fund based on the schools' size and must be used within two years.

  • Will a big spend on infrastructure help Labour?

    Dec 02 2019

    The Government has announced a big spend up on infrastructure to improve school property. It comes after Labour held their annual conference, the last before next years' election.

  • More deaths - the Samoa measles outbreak

    Dec 02 2019

    Kids are forced to stay home, and Christmas gatherings have been cancelled in Samoa - the measles epidemic is impacting everyday life there. 53 people have now died since the outbreak began.

  • The Panel with Lynda Hallinan and Simon Pound (Part 2)

    Dec 02 2019

    The benefits of school camps; Question of the Day; NZTA taking over speed cameras; GST now on online purchases; WCC made fun of for using water diviner; Make D & D cool again.

  • The Panel with Lynda Hallinan and Simon Pounf (Part 1)

    Dec 02 2019

    More deaths - the Samoa measles outbreak; Will a big spend on infrastructure help Labour; Cash injection for schools;

  • What the panellists have been thinking

    Dec 02 2019

    What the panellists Lynda Hallinan and Simon Pound have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day with Ali Ventura - spray-on skin

    Dec 02 2019

    A Japanese cosmetics company Kao Corporation has developed a synthetic spray on skin to cover up blemishes, moles, or marks.

  • Bizarre job titles popping up

    Nov 29 2019

    Bizarre job titles are popping up in the workplace to make the most mundane roles sound more enticing.

  • Free trials turn into paid for subscriptions by stealth

    Nov 29 2019

    Free trials turn into paid for subscriptions by stealth.

  • Why rugby coaches can switch countries but not players

    Nov 29 2019

    All Black Ardie Savea questions rugby rules allowing coaches to switch to another nation but not players.

  • Fat shaming to tackle childhood obesity doesn't work

    Nov 29 2019

    Fatshaming as a way of tackling childhood obesity is being discouraged as before school checks being questions on measuring child's BMI.

  • Fed Famers Southland talk about their winter grazing problems

    Nov 29 2019

    Federated Farmers Southland president Geoffrey Young joins the discussion on issues raised over winter grazing conditions and animal welfare concerns.

  • Question of the day for 29 November 2019

    Nov 29 2019

    What's your favourite Maori word?

  • Clamping business not good and Lime scooters booted out

    Nov 29 2019

    Clamping businesses complain about revenue loss over cap on charging motorists while in Auckland Lime scooters are given the boot from the streets.

  • EU declares a climate emergency

    Nov 29 2019

    The EU declares a climate emergency but doesn't release a plan of action to address climate change.

  • Manus Island refugees may be sent to NZ under a deal

    Nov 29 2019

    A compromise on a deal with Australia could see Manus Island refugees sent to New Zealand after a long standing offer to take 150 per year.

  • Hamish Bidwell on Crusaders name staying but logo changing

    Nov 29 2019

    Sports writer Hamish Bidwell talks about the Crusaders franchise sticking with its name but changing their logo.

  • The Panel with Nevil Gibson and Tayyaba Khan (Part 2)

    Nov 29 2019

    What's your favourite Maori word? Federated Farmers Southland president Geoffrey Young joins the discussion on issues raised over winter grazing conditions and animal welfare concerns. Fatshaming as a way of tackling childhood obesity is being discouraged as before school checks being questions on measuring child's BMI. All Black Ardie Savea questions rugby rules allowing coaches to switch to another nation but not players. Free trials turn into paid for subscriptions by stealth. Bizarre job tit...more

  • The Panel with Nevil Gibson and Tayyaba Khan (Part 1)

    Nov 29 2019

    Sports writer Hamish Bidwell talks about the Crusaders franchise sticking with its name but changing their logo. A compromise on a deal with Australia could see Manus Island refugees sent to New Zealand after a long standing offer to take 150 per year. The EU declares a climate emergency but doesn't release a plan of action to address climate change. Clamping businesses complain about revenue loss over cap on charging motorists while in Auckland Lime scooters are given the boot from the streets....more

  • I've been thinking for 29 November 2019

    Nov 29 2019

    What the panellists Nevil Gibson and Tayyaba Khan have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 29 November 2019

    Nov 29 2019

    Brent Coker and his colleagues at the University of Melbourne been studying why people choose Christmas to say things they later regret and have published it in the journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

  • Work perks are great, but there's an unusual knock on effect

    Nov 28 2019

    Unlimited leave perk at Rocketwerkz company has caused an unusual issue with staff not taking enough time off.

  • France debating in parliament on banning Black Friday sales

    Nov 28 2019

    French parliament due to debate a ban on American style "Black Friday " sales.

  • Sky and TVNZ would team up for the Tokyo Olympic Games

    Nov 28 2019

    The media community with all the uncertainty and speculation on its future got a surprise this morning when it was announced that Sky and TVNZ would team up for the Tokyo Olympic Games next year.

  • Speed limits reduced around schools around the country

    Nov 28 2019

    The Government has rolled out a policy to reduce speed limits around schools around the country.

  • Independent reviewer to help get money to mosque victims

    Nov 28 2019

    Raf Manji talks about his job as independent advisor to ensure the Christchurch mosque shooting victims are geting the funds from a foundation which received 11 million dollars in donations to help them.

  • Question of the day for 28 November 2019

    Nov 28 2019

    What memorial has moved you the most and why?

  • Air New Zealand shuts down Te Reo critic

    Nov 28 2019

    Air New Zealand praised online for it's come back to a customer who takes offence over one of the airline's customer service worker using Te Reo in an email.

  • Schoolboy in Australlian 7s tournament excluded due to his size

    Nov 28 2019

    School boy rugby sevens player aged 11 excluded from the competition due to his size.

  • Reserve bank is standing firm on LVR restrictions

    Nov 28 2019

    The Reserve Bank is holding firm on mortgage lending restrictions, fearing low interest rates might lead to excessive debt and risk taking by lenders.

  • Trump wants to treat drug cartels as terrorist organisations

    Nov 28 2019

    International law professor, Al Gillespie, joins the discussion on President Trump designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups.

  • PM and chair of Air NZ apologise over Erebus tragedy

    Nov 28 2019

    The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and Chair of Air New Zealand Dame Therese Walsh apologise to family members over Erebus disaster and the way the report into the tragedy was handled.

  • The Panel with Sally Wenley and Bill Ralston (Part 2)

    Nov 28 2019

    What memorial has moved you the most and why? Raf Manji talks about his job as independent advisor to ensure the Christchurch mosque shooting victims are geting the funds from a foundation which received 11 million dollars in donations to help them. The Government has rolled out a policy to reduce speed limits around schools around the country. The media community with all the uncertainty and speculation on its future got a surprise this morning when it was announced that Sky and TVNZ would team...more

  • The Panel with Sally Wenley and Bill Ralston (Part 1)

    Nov 28 2019

    The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and Chair of Air New Zealand Dame Therese Walsh apologise to family members over Erebus disaster and the way the report into the tragedy was handled. International law professor, Al Gillespie, joins the discussion on President Trump designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups. The Reserve Bank is holding firm on mortgage lending restrictions, fearing low interest rates might lead to excessive debt and risk taking by lenders. School boy rugby sevens pla...more

  • I've been thinking for 28 November 2019

    Nov 28 2019

    What the panellists Sally Wenley and Bill Ralston have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 28 November 2019

    Nov 28 2019

    A new unusual wellness fad is doing the rounds!

  • First HIV positive sperm bank in the world has opened in NZ

    Nov 27 2019

    New Zealand opens the world's first HIV-positive sperm bank.

  • Calls for changes in Oz to daylight saving

    Nov 27 2019

    Politician in Australia wants to change how long daylight saving is in place due to climate change.

  • Man who repeatedly entered closed Waitakere track prosecuted

    Nov 27 2019

    Auckland council prosecutes a man who repeatedly entered a closed track in the Waitakere Ranges.

  • Physics professor on the merits of no fly campaign

    Nov 27 2019

    Auckland University Professor, Shaun Hendy, walks the no-fly walk and talks about the impact it has on the environment.

  • Mouldy homes around New Zealand still an unresolved issue

    Nov 27 2019

    Mouldy homes around the country are still causing illness and hospitalisations.

  • Question of the day for 27 November 2019

    Nov 27 2019

    Have you ever had a pair of favorite shoes that you miss and pine for?

  • Emailing is bad for the environment

    Nov 27 2019

    Emailing isn't just annoying, it's also bad for the environment.

  • Eve of Erebus 40th Anniversary

    Nov 27 2019

    40th Anniversary of the Erebus tragedy tomorrow, memorials to be held.

  • Taskforce finds animals suffering in Southland grazing pastures

    Nov 27 2019

    Rural taskforce singles out Southland for its winter grazing practices which they say are detrimental to the animals' welfare.

  • Local enforcement say its hard to detect dodgy transactions

    Nov 27 2019

    New Zealand financial transfer outlets being urged to be more rigorous about their customers' transactions.

  • The Panel with Sharon Brettkelly and Tim Watkin (Part 2)

    Nov 27 2019

    Have you ever had a pair of favorite shoes that you miss and pine for? Mouldy homes around the country are still causing illness and hospitalisations. Auckland University Professor, Shaun Hendy, walks the no-fly walk and talks about the impact it has on the environment. Auckland council prosecutes a man who repeatedly entered a closed track in the Waitakere Ranges. Politician in Australia wants to change how long daylight saving is in place due to climate change. New Zealand opens the world's fi...more

  • The Panel with Sharon Brettkelly and Tim Watkin (Part 1)

    Nov 27 2019

    New Zealand financial transfer outlets being urged to be more rigorous about their customers' transactions. Rural taskforce singles out Southland for its winter grazing practices which they say are detrimental to the animals' welfare. 40th Anniversary of the Erebus tragedy tomorrow, memorials to be held. Emailing isn't just annoying, it's also bad for the environment.

  • Question of the day for 27 November 2019

    Nov 27 2019

    What the panellists Tracey Barnett and Tim Watkin have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 27 November 2019

    Nov 27 2019

    A piece on The Conversation by associate Professors Timothy Baker and Kirtsy Hess about so-called "geographical narcissism" or when city folk assume they're better.

  • Sleep disruption affects 60% of Australian adults

    Nov 26 2019

    Sleep disruption and insomnia affects around 60 percent of Australian adults leading to potentially life change health problems.

  • Rununga don't want access to Moeraki boulders restricted

    Nov 26 2019

    Moeraki runanga head David Higgins believes access to the Moreaki boulders shouldn't be restricted because of recent vandalism.

  • Fight to save Chamberlain Park golf course succeeds

    Nov 26 2019

    A hard fought battle over the land used for Chamberlain Park gold course sees it future secured for now.

  • Manhunt fails to find spectator who abused cricket player

    Nov 26 2019

    New Zealand cricket unable to locate the spectator who racially abused English cricketer, Jofra Archer, during his side's loss to the Black Caps in Tauranga.

  • Question of the day for 26 November 2019

    Nov 26 2019

    If you were sent to live on the moon, and allowed to take one thing, what would it be?

  • Mining the moon

    Nov 26 2019

    Companies are clamoring to be the first to reach the moon to mine with robots

  • National selects 17 year old candidate for Palmerston North

    Nov 26 2019

    Former National Party staffer, Ben Thomas talks about the selection of a 17 year old school boy as the National Party candidate for Palmerston North.

  • The National Party releases its law and order policy today

    Nov 26 2019

    Former National Party press secretary, Ben Thomas, joins the discussion on the National Party law and order policy released today.

  • The Panel with Laile Harre and Peter Dunne (Part 2)

    Nov 26 2019

    If you were sent to live on the moon, and allowed to take one thing, what would it be? New Zealand cricket unable to locate the spectator who racially abused English cricketer, Jofra Archer, during his side's loss to the Black Caps in Tauranga. A hard fought battle over the land used for Chamberlain Park gold course sees it future secured for now. Moeraki runanga head David Higgins believes access to the Moreaki boulders shouldn't be restricted because of recent vandalism. Sleep disruption and i...more

  • The Panel with Laile Harre and Peter Dunne (Part 1)

    Nov 26 2019

    Former National Party press secretary, Ben Thomas, joins the discussion on the National Party law and order policy released today. Former National Party staffer, Ben Thomas talks about the selection of a 17 year old school boy as the National Party candidate for Palmerston North. Moon mining mooted and lithium extraction in Taupo a possible new industry.

  • I've been thinking for 26 November 2019

    Nov 26 2019

    What the panellists Laila Harre and Peter Dunne have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 26 November 2019

    Nov 26 2019

    Messages in bottles and an 82 year old beating  up a New York robber.

  • Mining the moon and lithium mining in Taupo

    Nov 25 2019

    Moon mining mooted and lithium extraction in Taupo a possible new industry.

  • Weekend Hong Kong elections a blow to Beijing backed politicians

    Nov 25 2019

    District council elections in Hong Kong over the weekend show a massive swing in support for pro-democracy campaigners.

  • Maori representation on local councils lacking

    Nov 25 2019

    Inclusivity campaigner and former New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd joins the discussion on ensuring more Maori representation on local body authorities which lacking after the October elections.

  • Ports of Auckland move sees an unlikley political alliance form

    Nov 25 2019

    Former PMs Helen Clark and John Key come together to support moving the Ports of Auckland to Whangarei.

  • Question of the Day for 25 November 2019

    Nov 25 2019

    What do you want for Christmas, what do you NEED for Christmas?

  • Sacha Baron Cohen takes down the silicon six

    Nov 25 2019

    Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's launched a blistering attack on the six people at the head of the most influential social media platforms over their failure to stop the spread of hate.

  • Doping rumours continue to plague RWC South African team

    Nov 25 2019

    The Detail has looked behind the rumours of doping by the RWC winning South African team and the difficulties facing journlists exposing sporting drug cheats.

  • Some inmates will be able to vote under law change

    Nov 25 2019

    Justice law reform campaigner, Chester Borrows, joins the panel to discuss the law change to allow inmates to vote if their sentences is less than three years.

  • The Panel with Alexia Russell and Conor English (Part Two)

    Nov 25 2019

    Question of the Day. Ports of Auckland move sees an unlikley political alliance form. Maori representation on local councils lacking. Weekend Hong Kong elections a blow to Beijing backed politicians. Mining the moon and lithium mining in Taupo.

  • The Panel with Alexia Russell and Conor English (Part One)

    Nov 25 2019

    Some inmates will be able to vote under law change. Doping rumours continue to plague RWC South African team. Sacha Baron Cohen takes down the silicon six over hate speech online.

  • I've Been Thinking for 25 November 2019

    Nov 25 2019

    What the panellists Alexia Russell and Conor English have been thinking about.

  • Story of the day with Ali Ventura

    Nov 25 2019

    Ali Ventura is here to talk about FOBO - fear of better options - the anxious cousin of FOMO.

  • Has the government walked the walk on welfare

    Nov 22 2019

    According to its own welfare advisory group, the government isn't doing enough to help lift people out of poverty - despite the claims of social development minister Carmel Sepuloni.

  • Unintended consequences of school donation policy

    Nov 22 2019

    The government's policy to fund schools based on their students, rather than ask families for donations, counterintuitively means some schools will have to make some tough choices.

  • Question of the day for 22 November 2019

    Nov 22 2019

    What's your favourite film soundtrack of all time, and why?

  • Why you should take a lunch break

    Nov 22 2019

    An article in the New Zealand Herald lays out the joys of taking a lunch break - and the dangers of NOT doing so.

  • Botany's 14-hour daycare centre

    Nov 22 2019

    The new Rainbow Centre in Botany will provide on-site doctors and nurses, and take-home meals for parents too busy to cook - but should we really be expecting this from daycare centres?

  • Erebus memorial plans divide community

    Nov 22 2019

    An Erebus Memorial mooted for the Parnell Rose Gardens opposed by some residents.

  • The Panel with Karlo Mila and Bernard Hickey (Part 2)

    Nov 22 2019

    What's your favourite film soundtrack of all time, and why? The government's policy to fund schools based on their students, rather than ask families for donations, counterintuitively means some schools will have to make some tough choices. According to its own welfare advisory group, the government isn't doing enough to help lift people out of poverty - despite the claims of social development minister Carmel Sepuloni.

  • The Panel with Karlo Mila and Bernard Hickey (Part 1)

    Nov 22 2019

    An Erebus Memorial mooted for the Parnell Rose Gardens is opposed by some residents. The new Rainbow Centre in Botany will provide on-site doctors and nurses, and take-home meals for parents too busy to cook - but should we really be expecting this from daycare centres? An article in the New Zealand Herald lays out the joys of taking a lunch break - and the dangers of NOT doing so.

  • I've been thinking for 22 November 2019

    Nov 22 2019

    What the panellists Bernard Hickey and Karlo Mila have been thinking about.

  • Story of the Day for 22 November 2019

    Nov 22 2019

    Marie Kondo causes consternation by opening online shop.

  • Dopamine fasting the latest Silicon Valley craze

    Nov 21 2019

    The latest fad to hit Silicon Valley is 'dopamine fasting' where people take time off from the world - in some cases avoiding all external stimuli, including food and contact with people, in a bid to reboot the brain and make you appreciate everyday pleasures more ... but not everyone's convinced.

  • What do libraries add to a city?

    Nov 21 2019

    Wellington's Civic Square has been a cause of concern in Wellington, with a report from 2017 labelling it a poorly functioning public space, and as yet, no plans to encourage more people to use it.

  • What to do about bottled water?

    Nov 21 2019

    The government is considering cracking down on the bottled water industry, but has the horse already bolted? Exports rose by more than 270 percent last year. Niki Gladding from Water Action Aotearoa joins us to chat.

  • Question of the Day for 21 November 2019

    Nov 21 2019

    Do you volunteer? And what do you volunteer for.. ? Tell us about it.

  • Should you be able to nap at work?

    Nov 21 2019

    The United States Government has banned federal employees sleeping at work - but experts say sleep deprivation can take a toll on people's health, and the economy, and employees should be allowed to take short naps while on the job.

  • Govt clamps down on clamping rules

    Nov 21 2019

    The government has finally clamped down on the rules around car clamping. David Farrier - who's followed one of the more remarkable stories in recent New Zealand history centred around the practice - joins us for the end of an era.

  • New proposed electoral boundaries released

    Nov 21 2019

    New provisional electoral boundaries have been released - and they could have big ramifications on who wins what seats in next year's election. Politik's Richard Harman joins us to discuss.

  • The Panel with Janet Wilson and Raybon Kan (Part 2)

    Nov 21 2019

    Do you volunteer? Do you prefer to give money? Or do you do neither? Why? The government is considering cracking down on the bottled water industry, but has the horse already bolted? Exports rose by more than 270 percent last year. Niki Gladding from Water Action Aotearoa joins us to chat. Wellington's Civic Square has been a cause of concern in Wellington, with a report from 2017 labelling it a poorly functioning public space, and as yet, no plans to encourage more people to use it. The latest ...more

  • The Panel with Janet Wilson and Raybon Kan (Part 1)

    Nov 21 2019

    New provisional electoral boundaries have been released - and they could have big ramifications on who wins what seats in next year's election. Politik's Richard Harman joins us to discuss. The government has finally clamped down on the rules around car clamping. David Farrier - who's followed one of the more remarkable stories in recent New Zealand history centred around the practice - joins us for the end of an era. The United States Government has banned federal employees sleeping at work - b...more

  • I've been thinking for 21 November 2019

    Nov 21 2019

    What the panellists Raybon Kan and Janet Wilson have been thinking.

  • Story of the Day for 21 November 2019

    Nov 21 2019

    The weird world of skin treatments.

  • Is "re-gifting" finally coming into fashion?

    Nov 20 2019

    The practice of re-gifting is controversial - but with many people turning away from rampant consumerism, it could be the way of the future ...

  • Samoan measles epidemic worsens

    Nov 20 2019

    As of Tuesday, 16 people have died in the Samoa measles epidemic ... TVNZ Pacific issues reporter Barbara Dreaver has just returned from Apia and joins the panel to discuss how the island nation is coping.

  • Question of the Day for 20 November 2019

    Nov 20 2019

    Have you ever gotten off (or TRIED to get off) a parking ticket? Tell us how it went.

  • Is plastic the nuclear threat of the 21st century?

    Nov 20 2019

    Counsellors around the country are reporting a big rise in the number of people reporting plastic-related guilt and anxiety.

  • Fallout from Prince Andrew interview continues

    Nov 20 2019

    Businesses and companies are distancing themselves from Prince Andrew, following an interview widely described as catastrophic earlier this week.

  • Govt announces new overseas investment rules

    Nov 20 2019

    The government has cracked down on overseas investment in infrastructure with "monopoly characteristics" - such as airports, ports, electricity lines companies and water providers. The panel is joined by lawyer Silvana Schenone to assess what this means going forward.

  • The Panel with Alison Mau and Neil Millar (Part 2)

    Nov 20 2019

    Have you ever gotten off (or TRIED to get off) a parking ticket? Tell us how it went. As of Tuesday, 16 people have died in the Samoa measles epidemic ... TVNZ Pacific issues reporter Barbara Dreaver has just returned from Apia and joins the panel to discuss how the island nation is coping. The practice of re-gifting is controversial - but with many people turning away from rampant consumerism, it could be the way of the future ...

  • The Panel with Alison Mau and Neil Millar (Part 1)

    Nov 20 2019

    The government has cracked down on overseas investment in infrastructure with "monopoly characteristics" - such as airports, ports, electricity lines companies and water providers. The panel is joined by lawyer Silvana Schenone to assess what this means going forward. Businesses and companies are distancing themselves from Prince Andrew, following an interview widely described as catastrophic earlier this week. Counsellors around the country are reporting a big rise in the number of people repor...more

  • I've been thinking for 20 November 2019

    Nov 20 2019

    What the panellists Neil Miller and Ali Mau have been thinking.

  • Story of the Day for 20 November 2019

    Nov 20 2019

    There are estimates from a French think tank called The Shift Project - that online videos create 300 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year - or nearly 1 percent of global emissions - and it's expected to get much, much worse.

  • Open concept room for rent

    Nov 19 2019

    An advertisement for a room in a three--story house in Philadelphia caught our eye ...

  • Is NZ meeting its duty of care to refugees?

    Nov 19 2019

    A long and interesting feature in the Otago Daily Times raises questions about how New Zealand supports - and continues to support - refugees to this country. Ian Telfer from the North-East Valley Project joins us to discuss.

  • Question of the Day for 19 November 2019

    Nov 19 2019

    Tell us about a favourite pet that has since passed away.

  • MP steps in to help 14-year-old business owner

    Nov 19 2019

    The MP for Waitaki, Jacqui Dean, has taken the case of a teenager with a lawnmowing business to Parliament. Fourteen-year-old Johnny O'Neill isn't allowed to drive his ride-on lawnmower between jobs on Central Otago, and Ms Dean has asked the Minister for Transport to help

  • Doctor placement holiday rort 'widespread'

    Nov 19 2019

    The story of the doctors who have been holidaying while on overseas placements continues - with several GPs telling RNZ the practice is widespread, and may have been happening for decades.

  • NZ disability funding faces half-billion-dollar shortfall

    Nov 19 2019

    The state of funding in the disability sector has been laid bare - and it doesn't paint a pretty picture. Trish Grant from advocacy group IHC joins us to discuss the issues, and how to solve them.

  • The Panel with Fatumata Bah and Scott Campbell (Part 2)

    Nov 19 2019

    Tell us about a favourite pet that has since passed away. A long and interesting feature in the Otago Daily Times raises questions about how New Zealand supports - and continues to support - refugees to this country. Ian Telfer from the North-East Valley Project joins us to discuss. An advertisement for a room in a three--story house in Philadelphia caught our eye ...

  • The Panel with Fatumata Bah and Scott Campbell (Part 1)

    Nov 19 2019

    The state of funding in the disability sector has been laid bare - and it doesn't paint a pretty picture. Trish Grant from advocacy group IHC joins us to discuss the issues, and how to solve them.The story of the doctors who have been holidaying while on overseas placements continues - with several GPs telling RNZ the practice is widespread, and may have been happening for decades. The MP for Waitaki, Jacqui Dean, has taken the case of a teenager with a lawnmowing business to Parliament. Fourtee...more

  • I've been thinking for 19 November 2019

    Nov 19 2019

    What the panellists Fatumata Bah and Scott Campbell have been thinking.

  • Story of the Day for 19 November 2019

    Nov 19 2019

    The history of jokes...

  • Marketing front and centre in anti-obesity recommendations

    Nov 18 2019

    The government's food industry taskforce has issued some recommendations for how to tackle New Zealand's dreadful obesity rates. Marketing lecturer Dr Joya Kemper joins the panel to discuss the impact advertising can have on behaviour - particularly with young people.

  • Question of the Day

    Nov 18 2019

    What's a memorable conversation you had with a complete stranger?

  • Maureen Pugh claims NZ has "1,000 years of coal reserves" left

    Nov 18 2019

    At a rally in Greymouth over the weekend, National MP Maureen Pugh said New Zealand had a thousand years of coal reserves left to figure out how to diversify the economy on the coast.

  • Tenancy Act changes rile up landlords

    Nov 18 2019

    The government has announced a swathe of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, aimed at strengthening tenants' rights. Robert Whitaker from Renters United joins the panel with his reaction.

  • The royals in NZ, and Prince Andrew's interview

    Nov 18 2019

    Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are in New Zealand for a week long tour of the country, visiting Northlandm Christchurch, and Kaikoura. But the real story is that of Prince Andrew's interview with the BBC's Emily Maitlis, who grilled the prince for nearly an hour about his former friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

  • The Panel with Lizzie Marvelly and Jock Anderson (Part 2)

    Nov 18 2019

    Question of the Day; Marketing front and centre in anti-obesity recommendations; Maureen Pugh claims NZ has "1,000 years of coal reserves" left.

  • The Panel with Lizzie Marvelly and Jock Anderson (Part 1)

    Nov 18 2019

    The royals in NZ, and Prince Andrew's interview; Tenancy Act changes rile up landlords.

  • What the panellists have been thinking

    Nov 18 2019

    What the panellists Lizzie Marvelly and Jock Anderson have been thinking.

  • Story of the day with Emile Donovan

    Nov 18 2019

    OK Boomer has hit GERMAN-SPEAKING EUROPE and it's causing a bit of consternation due to the famous intergenerational roadblock of definite articles.