The Panel speaks to Steve Ulu, who had been living in 'hard lockdown' in Melbourne following a surge in Covid cases, to find out if his situation has improved.
An Otago University survey of 1020 smokers - and recent smokers who have quit - has found the majority are supportive of New Zealand becoming smoke-free.
What rare or unusual political memorabilia do you have? The Panel speaks to Massey University's Dr Claire Robinson.
There's a huge rugby game happening tomorrow night - the Blues and the Crusaders are squaring up for an inter-island derby!
The Panel is joined by Adam Kamradt-Scott, who specialises in global health security and international relations.
The Panel is joined by Professor of International Law at the University of Waikato, Alexander Gillespie, to discuss whether the law needs to change following the Covid-19 leak of health data.
Rare political memorabilia; Survey finds most smokers support smoke-free NZ; Melbourne residents remain in lockdown.
Privacy fears over health data after Covid-19 leak; Helen Clark to review WHO response to pandemic; Inter-island derby: Blues vs Crusaders.
Panellists Alexia Russell and Mike Rehu share what they have been thinking about.
"Insanely beautiful" robots replace the fans of a Japanese Softball team.
Knitting is making a come back as cool hobby after being considered an "old person's" past time.
Texas has been hard hit by Covid-19 and is dealing with a rapid rise of cases.
The Panel is joined by the fabulous Felicity Frockaccino.
The Panel talks to Invercargill City Council Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt and Dr Aaron Fox following news the Tiwai Point smelter will be closing.
Panellists Nalini Baruch and Selwyn Manning share what they have been thinking about.
Gary Larson of The Far Side Fame has released his first new work in 25 years. Robert Kelly pops in to explain why now for Larson.
Social media giants pushing back against new security laws in place in Hong Kong, by refusing to hand over personal data. Hong Kong expat Jack Yan talks about the developments.
Expat NZer Bernie Moore talks to the Panel about how the country has managed to keep COVID-19 under control without having a hard lockdown.
Professor Michael Plank says that the border openings need to be carefully managed by opening to the lowest risk countries first. But people warned to expect more cases here as a result.
Calls for the wage subsidy scheme to continue in an altered way after September to save businesses. Business Mentor Sarah Trotman explains her fears post subsidy scheme.
Michelle Boag outed as leaking COVID patient information to National MP Hamish Walker. We speak to lawyer Graeme Edgeler about whether any laws have been broken.
Taiwan and Iceland success in beating COVID-19 looked at; Social media pushing back over China's security laws in Hong Kong.
Lawyer Graeme Edgeler talk about any possible illegality in COVID leak; Business mentor calls for more options when wage subsidy ends; Future border opening will inevitably mean more COVID cases here.
Panellists Catherine Robertson and Phil O'Reilly share what they have been thinking about.
The Guardian has just published an exhaustive photo essay of the greatest lockdown baking faliures experienced by would be bakers around the globe. While our lockdown may be over, the ghosts of his baking faliures continue to haunt RNZ producer Robert Kelly.
Less than half of schools have robust sun hat policies, to protect children from future risk of skin cancer. Associate Professor Tony Reeder talks about their study into sun hats in schools.
Wellington apartment owners are facing a 400 thousand dollar bill each to make sure their building is up to earthquake proof standards. Owner Geraldine Murphy speaks to the Panel.
PM confirms the wage subsidy scheme will end in September. Infometrics Economist Brad Olsen talks about what impact that will have on the jobs its supported.
A Spinoff op ed advocates for retaining the adversarial political system in New Zealand. Author Danyl McLauchlan argues politics is not meant to be nice.
It's calculated that a trans-Tasman bubble would be worth around four billion dollars to the tourism sector. AUT Professor of Tourism, Dr Michael Leuck talks about the possibilities.
The Panel speaks to Journalist Remy Varga who's outside the Melbourne tower block that's in hard lockdown.
Adversarial style of politics system merits argued in Spinoff; PM confirms wage subsidy to end in September; Apartment owners face huge bill to earthquake proof their building; Study finds half of schools don't have a great hat policy.
Melbourne apartment tower residents still not allowed out; Tourism would get a 4 billion dollar boost if there's an Oz/NZ bubble.
Panellists Michelle Boag and Shane Te Pou share what they have been thinking about.
Mythical beasts and where to find them! There's been a fresh sighting of the Loch Ness Monster and Robert Kelly finds himself in a credulous mood when it comes to monsters and beasts in Aotearoa and abroad!
Principals Federation President, Perry Rush talks to the Panel about why principals choose to leave their profession or change schools and how that impacts students.
Associate Professor of American politics, Brendon O'Connor talks to the panel about President Trump's fourth of July address and Kayne West's announcement he's running for the job.
PM Jacinda Ardern shrugs off suggestions that labour's campaign slogan is too self congratulatory. The Panel talks about the "Let's Keep Moving" campaign.
Outgoing MP Clare Curran highlights the way women in politics are targeted as she finishes her time in the House. Former MP Marilyn Waring joins the Panel to talk about the Parliamentary gender inequality.
Steve Ulu speaks to the Panel from Melbourne where he is in a public housing estate in a hard lock down due to the coronavirus outbreak there.
Expert in US politics talks through the weekend there; One in 8 principals last year retired or changed schools.
Melbourne lockdown apartment residents left in the dark; Women in politics treated differently for decades; Labour unveils its campaign slogan for this year's election.
Panellists Ruwani Perera and Stephen Jacobi share what they have been thinking about.
New cereal released in South Korea which is green onion flavoured.
Rough sailing for the America's Cup and Emirates Team this week, and none of the action was on the water. Sailword.com editor Richard Gladwell speaks to the Panel about the impact this week's developments might have.
Waikato University social sciences senior lecturer, Dr Bill Cochrane, suggests we have a reset on how we deal with unemployment as more jobs are expected to be lost due to the impacts of COVID 19 on the economy.
Former girlfriend and long time associate of convicted paedophile, Jeffery Epstein, has been arrested. New York correspondent Simon Hampton talks about the reaction to Ghislaine Maxwell's indictment, 10 months after Epstein's suicide.
The team of five million's being told by three influential New Zealanders that its time to give up on eliminating COVID-19 on our shores and reopen our borders.
Suggestion to rethink how we deal with unemployment; Rough sailing this week for America's Cup and Team New Zealand; New breakfast cereal in South Korea, green onion flavoured.
Reaction to three big names making big call to reopen our borders soon; Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in New York by FBI; Matilda and Art Green slammed over including Pete Evans on their site.
Panellists Julia Hartley Moore and Guy Williams share what they have been thinking about.
New technology has taken away the art of listening without distractions, meaning music isn't being heard like it used to be.
A woman who's husband posted a photo online of her looking sad because there was no cheese on her fajitas has been slammed online for the entitlement and tone deaf self pity in the middle of a global pandemic crisis.
Public health academics say a tax on unhealthy food and a subsidy for fruit and vegetables would impact on people's wellbeing immediately. Professor Tony Blakely has co-authored a report on the moves and speaks to the Panel about the work.
The Stop Hate for Money movement is gaining traction around the world. The Panel speaks to advertising commentator Vaughn Davis about the impact its having on Facebook.
International law professor Al Gillespie explains exactly what powers Mainland China now has over Hong Kong after passing the new security law.
Psychologist Jacqui Maguire joins the Panel to talk about the concern that we're becoming COVID complacent because we've not had any community transmissions since we moved to alert level 1.
Former MP Tuariki Delamare talks to the Panel about the political developments today with the health minister's resignation and National's reshuffle.
The Stop Hate for Money movement gaining traction globally; Study: food taxes would improve public health overall; Woman complains about no cheese on her fajitas, slayed online; The lost art of listening, new technology blamed for too many distractions.
A look back at big political developments today; Concerns that NZers are becoming COVID complacent; China's new security law means protestors can be jailed for life.
Panellists Penny Ashton and Andrew Hoggard share what they have been thinking about.
What's a Himbo when he's at home? Robert Kelly goes in search of a new male archetype doing the rounds at the moment.
Larry Waterhouse lost his job of many years at Bunnings and used the skills he accumulated working there to create a hugely successful DIY consultancy business.
Today marks the beginning of Plastic Free July, a global initiative designed to reduce plastic waste harming the environment.
Economist at Sense Partners, Shamubeel Eaqub talks about the impact of the new fuel excise tax.
Disabilities advocate, Dr Huhana Hickey, wants to have a ministry developed for the sector to oversees policies, law and processes.
New strain of virus discovered in China has the potential to spark another pandemic. Senior lecturer at the Centre of computational Evolution and School of Computer Science, University David Welch joins the discussion.
The government refuses to defer the new fuel tax; Today marks the start of Plastic Free July; Former Bunnings worker turns his skills into a successful consultancy.
New virus discovered in China could spark another pandemic; Disability advocate wants the sector to have its own ministry.
Panellists Sally Wenley and Michael Moynihan share what they have been thinking about.
Maori economy is the key to fast tracking the whole country's economy recovery from COVID related recession. Expert on Maori economies, Dr Matt Roskruge, joins The Panel to explain what they can do.
Australian comedian Chris Lilley refuses to apologise over his stereo typing of Tongans and others in his Summer Heights series. Wellington comedian, Jerome Chandrahasen joins the discussion.
Team New Zealand gets rid of two contractors suspected of spying and dismisses any claims of financial impropriety as baseless revenge claims from the pair. Yachting legend Penny Whiting talks about possible sensitive information is at their base.
Latest polls on the legalisation of cannabis referendum show little appetite for change.
Driver distraction on phones is the target of a new campaign by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport agency. Their road safety manager, Fabian Marsh talks about ther joint efforts with police and telcos to phones being used while driving.
Noble prize winning Immunologist, Professor Peter Doherty, talks to the panel about the second outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia's state of Victoria.
Team NZ fires contractors leaking confidential information; Australian comedian Chris Lilley unrepentant over 'black face' episodes; Maori economy holds the key to helping Aotearoa recover.
Victoria, Australia centre of second wave of COVID-19 outbreak; NZTA launches campaign to stop cellphone use while driving; Polls show little support for cannabis law reform.
Panellists Mihingarangi Forbes and Jock Anderson share what they have been thinking about.
Jaws, The Exorcist, and The Wizard of OZ...Today we look at some of the movies that scared us as children and ponder why they have left such a lasting impression.
Series, NZ Made, today talks to Sarah C about her business run from her base in Mangawhai, called Hobo Boho.
Teachers should know how to de-escalate classroom situations to avoid physical confrontations. Collabrative Trust chairperson, Steve Langley talks about how to cope with increased violence by pupils against teachers.
Green Party wants to introduce a wealth tax to fund its welfare policy to guarantee a weekly income of least 325 dollars. Infometrics chief forecaster, Gareth Kiernan, talks about how it would work.
New Zealand borders under pressure, epidemiologist Associate Professor Patricia Priest, joins the panel to talk about how to manage the stresses with so many New Zealanders returning home.
Muslims leaders are calling for a transcript to be released of the interview the Royal Commission has done with mass murderer Brenton Tarrant. We speak to about how that might help victims going forward.
Paula Bennett has announced she'll be leaving politics, leaving her options open. Brigette Morten, a former senior advisor to the National government talks about the bow out by Bennett.
Greens propose a wealth tax to fund its welfare police; De-escalating situations vital for teacher safety in class rooms; NZ Made Series today looks at Hobo Boho in Mangawhai.
Paula Bennett retires, what does that mean for the National Party? NZ borders under pressure, concerns the virus may slip through; Calls for transcript of interview with mosque shooter to be released.
Panellists Heather Roy and Mauricio Olmedo Perez share what they have been thinking about.
Amelia Langford looks into what has been described as the 'best thread of 2020'. Spoiler alert: It involves caterpillars.
The Wellington vegan cafe Sweet Release is giving away meals to anyone who needs one.
Professor Nick Wilson from the University of Otago Department of Public Health explains.
The Christchurch Arts Centre is at risk of closing within 18 months unless it secures more funding.
On this day in 1977 Elvis Presley appeared at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.
We speak to Liam Rutherford the New Zealand Educational Institute President.
National's poll numbers have rebounded from their May lows.
We speak to Suzanne McFadden the editor of LockerRoom on Newsroom.co.nz.
Topics - New Zealand and Australia will jointly host the 2023 Women's Football World Cup, it was announced in the early hours of this morning. We speak to Suzanne McFadden the editor of LockerRoom on Newsroom.co.nz. National's poll numbers have rebounded from their May lows and they're beginning to close the gap with Labour. Associate Professor Grant Duncan from Massey University gives his analysis. One-in-four teachers feel unsafe in their primary school classroom - according to the latest nati...more
Panellists Ruth Money and Chris Orr share what they have been thinking about lately.
Caitlin Cherry has been collecting bad date stories.
Forest & Bird Central North Island regional manager Rebecca Stirnemann spoke to The Panel.
Mike Williams, former Labour party president and CEO of the Howard League, spoke to The Panel.
Anaru Eketone says leave the statues up.
Political leaders are being more outspoken about their counterparts.
Panellists Teuila Fuatai and Thomas Pryor share their thoughts on a video that everyone's talking about.
Topics - Adrienne Kohler is a New Zealander based in Los Angeles, she joined The Panel to talk about the state of affairs in California and preparing to come home. Panellists Teuila Fuatai and Thomas Pryor share their thoughts on a captivating video shot by a Newshub cameran, featuring Health Minister David Clark and the Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Political observor Selwyn Manning discusses recent cracks in the coalition government, and political leaders being more outspoke...more
Panellists Teuila Fuatai and Thomas Pryor share what they have been thinking about lately.
The makers of Dungeons and Dragons, Wizards Of The East Coast, have announced a raft of ongoing changes in the game which will try and remove racial bias and steretyping.
In a survey, 88 percent of Auckland train users said they supported the move.
The popular cheese brand has a name that is also a slur.
Tax specialist Terry Baucher says there's no doubt the pandemic will have a massive impact for years if not decades.
Plans by New Zealand First's Tracey Martin have been blocked by Labour and the Greens.
We speak to Commission for Financial Capability Director of Learning Nick Thomson.
Dr Joshua Freeman says lets be mindul of a broad testing regime.
Topics - Tax specialist Terry Baucher says we still dont know the full extent of the economic damage the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted but there is no doubt that it will have a massive impact for years if not decades. In Australia there's a debate going on over a popular cheese brand with a name that is also used as an offensive slur. The brand is called Coon chese, and it's named after cheesemaker Edward William Coon. Panellists Jennie Moreton and Peter Elliott discuss whether a name change i...more
Topics - From now on all airport staff and those working in managed isolation or quarantine hotels, and drivers will be tested for Covid-19 at higher rates, even if they don't have symptoms. Dr Joshua Freeman, Clinical Director of Microbiology and Virology and Acting Clinical Director Infection Prevention and Control, Canterbury District Health Board says lets be mindul of a broad testing regime. Secondary students are now able to gain credits toward NCEA by learning about money with the help of...more
What Jennie Moreton and Peter Elliott have been thinking about.
Art historian and theologians in Spain are distraught after yet another art restoration attempt goes awry! Why does this keep happening? Robert Kelly walks down to the chapel to find out.
Red tape, lobbying, and a flawed process are some of the reasons as to why its hard to make progress on cycleways in Wellington.
The Auckland Council wants to fast-track its application to take more water from the Waikato River.
No penalties or warnings have been issued, and much of our plastic waste is still shipped off overseas.
RNZ understands a deal is close, with the land to be acquired under the Housing Act.
There has been roughly a doubling of people returning to the country last month.
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...more
Today's panellists Alexia Russell and Mike Smith share what they've been thinking about lately.
After discovering that many Australians pronounce the brand Maggi as Maggie, with a hard g, the panel discusses someother words that people routinely mispronounce.
We speak to Hayley Jade of Wooden Wonders, a family business making wooden playground equipment.
Women have been sharing their experiences of running farms in New Zealand in a thread on Twitter.
We speak to Kerenapu Winiata-Katting and Michelle Kitney.
Panellists Chester Borrows and Lizzie Marvelly discuss police safety measures after the tragic shooting last week.
We speak to psychologist Sarb Johal about how to deal with recent developments.
We speak to Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick about isolation in Rotorua.
Topics - The Government is sending international passengers to Rotorua for isolation at short notice. We speak to Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick. Many people have reacted with anger to the latest Covid-19 developments, while some people are feeling worried and anxious. We speak to psychologist Sarb Johal. The issue of police safety has inevitablty come into focus after Constable Matthew Hunt was killed on Friday while performing a routine traffic stop. Panellists Chester Borrows and Lizzie Marvell...more
Today's panellists Lizzie Marvelly and Chester Borrows share what they've been thinking about lately. Today's panellists Lizzie Marvelly and Chester Borrows share what they've been thinking about lately.
Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa was disrupted by a Gen Z alliance of K-pop fans and the "tik tok teens".
A south Auckland man has been inundated with offers of golf memberships after being shut out of an 'elitist' club. We speak to Alekisanita Loloa.
Facebook has deactivated dozens of ads placed by President Trump's reelection campaign that included a symbol once used by the Nazis. We speak to US correspondent Simon Hampton.
A report on mental health and addiction services has found that more needs to be done to ensure the services work for Māori.
White Cliffs of Dover was one of Vera Lynn's best-known recordings and among the most popular World War II tunes.
Unions have been pushing for the minimum five-days of sick leave to be increased, and companies who have unpaid sick leave say that it's never caused them any problems.
There is continued anger and frustration with the quarantine process at the border.
A new report from the UN and WHO says pandemics result from the destruction of nature, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.
Topics - White Cliffs of Dover was one of Vera Lynn's best-known recordings and among the most popular World War II tunes. A new report on mental health and addiction services has found that more needs to be done to ensure the services work for Māori. We speak to Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan. Facebook has deactivated dozens of ads placed by President Trump's reelection campaign that included a symbol once used by the Nazis. We speak to US correspondent Simon Hampton. A south Auckland m...more
Topics - A new report from the UN and WHO has said pandemics result from the destruction of nature, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades. We speak to Professor David Murdoch. There is continued anger and frustration with the quarantine process at the border. Al Gillespie says whatever is to blame for the major slip up, it's not a matter of legal uncertainties. Unions have been pushing for the minimum 5-days of sick leave to be increased, and companies who have unpaid si...more
Today's panellists Ella Henry and Dean Hall share what they've been thinking about lately.
Not smoking and being socially engaged are the keys to longevity. Otago University Associate Professor Yoram Barak, talks to the panel about their research on the ageing process and what they've discovered.
Facebook has outlined rules for political campaigning on its platform in the lead up to the election. Lawyer Graeme Edgeler joins the panel to discuss the regulations they're imposing on political advertising.
Medical ethicist, Dr Elizabeth Fenton, talks to the Panel about the mismanagement of PPE equipment for frontline workers during the crisis and how the auditor general's report has confirmed concerns she raised as the pandemic hit our shores.
Former Police negotiator, Lance Burdett, is calling on officials to reinterview the two women who drove to Wellington and found out after that trip they were COVID positive following discrepancies revealed in their account of their activity that day.
Topics - Former Police negotiator, Lance Burdett, is calling on officials to reinterview the two women who drove to Wellington and found out after that trip they were COVID positive following discrepancies revealed in their account of their activity that day. Medical ethicist, Dr Elizabeth Fenton, talks to the Panel about the mismanagement of PPE equipment for frontline workers during the crisis and how the auditor general's report has confirmed concerns she raised as the pandemic hit our shores...more
Today's panellists Ali Mau and Peter Dunne share what they've been thinking about lately.
The world is scattered with statues of animals that communities have decided to dedicate to their favourite creatures, and there are some endearing stories behind many of them, as Amelia Langford discovers.
I came across an article called Men, when was the last time you cried? Which I though could be an interesting piece to discuss, especially in light of Mark discussing mens health at the start of the programme.
We speak to religious history expert Peter Lineham.
Here in New Zealand we've long been taking to statues.
We speak to Simon Wilson about the Auckland drought.
We speak to Professor Robin Gauld, Director of the Centre for Health Systems at the University of Otago.
We speak to Professor Kurt Krause the chair of Biochemistry at the University of Otago.
Topics - The government is under fire after 2 women in isolation were allowed to drive from Auckland to Wellington without being tested for Covid-19, then later both tested positive. We speak to Professor Kurt Krause the chair of Biochemistry at the University of Otago. A report into New Zealand's health sector made public yesterday has been described as a "once-in-a-generation overhaul to NZs health system. We speak to Professor Robin Gauld is the Director of the Centre for Health Systems that ...more
Today's panellists Niki Bezzant and Mark Sainsbury share what they've been thinking about lately.
Most of us are familar with the art of procrastination, but what about precrastination? Amelia Langford investigates and discovers both have pros and cons.
In our biggest cities many workers are pretty comfortable staying at home for the foreseaable future, but that's having an impact on CBD businesses.
Police Minister Stuart Nash has said that systemic racism is not a problem in New Zealand police - but there may be issues with unconscious bias. We chat to Jacqui Maguire, a registered clinical psycholgist.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that employers who fire workers for being gay or transgender are breaking the country's civil rights laws.
There's a strong link between financial and general well-being, new research suggests.
Calls are growing for New Zealand to include Cook Islands in a 'bubble'.
Sweeping changes to New Zealand's health system were announced today, spearheaded by health economist Heather Simpson formerly in the office of Helen Clark.
Topics - Sweeping changes to New Zealand's health system were announced today, spearheaded by health economist Heather Simpson formerly inthe office of Helen Clark. New research also shows the health system is not coping with chronic illnesses. We speak to Dr Bryan Betty the medical director of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs. Calls are growing for New Zealand to include Cook Islands in a 'bubble'. The Panel is joined by journalist, Michael Field, who has covered Pacific Island issues for 3...more
Panellists Paula Penfold and Fete Taito share what they've been thinking about.
New Zealand's Covid-19 free streak is over, two new cases confirmed. The Panel is joined by Associate Professor James Ussher from Otago University's Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases.
The new National Party leader Todd Muller has made his "Te Puna pitch" to voters for the position of Prime Minister.
Small shopping malls are struggling around the country as retailers shut up shop, but glamourous new shopping areas like Commercial Bay are opening in Auckland.
Dunedin's iconic Captain Cook Hotel will be renamed, because the owner Mike McLeod says it's clear there's an issue with the name.
Race relations commissioner Meng Foon has called called for dialogue on colonisation-linked statues and says we need to "take a pause" as we consider what to do about them.
We speak to former All Black and Highlanders player Jeff Wilson.
Topics - Dunedin's iconic Captain Cook Hotel will be renamed, because the owner Mike McLeod says it's clear there's an issue with the name. The new National Party leader Todd Muller has made his "Te Puna pitch" to voters for the position of Prime Minister. Small shopping malls are struggling around the country as retailers shut up shop, but glamourous new shopping areas like Commercial Bay are opening in Auckland. We speak to Retail NZ CEO Greg Harford. Gourmet Picnics is a small operation in Cr...more
Topics - New Zealand made history in the weekend as one of the first nations in the world to welcome back the fans into a packed sports stadium, thanks to having no active cases of Covid-19. We speak to former All Black and Highlanders player Jeff Wilson. The Race relations commissioner Meng Foon has called called for dialogue on colonisation-linked statues and says we need to "take a pause" as we consider what to do about them.
Gourmet Picnics is a small operation in Cromwell aand started in December as Covid hit, so they were locked down before they started.
Panellists Laura O'Connell Rapira and Nick Leggett share what they've been thinking about.