Podcast

RNZ: The Panel

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

Episodes

  • Perks we do and don't want

    Feb 20 2019

    Workplace perks include things like a well-stocked beer fridge, gym memberships, free snacks and meditation rooms. Companies have them mostly, in the name of staff retention. But how much do people actually want or value these things?

  • Fizz free South Auckland events

    Feb 20 2019

    More Council-run events in South Aucland are to go "fizz-free". One of Mangere's most popular summer events the Portage Crossing had no sugary drinks on site, instead offering free water. Food stalls and vendors had to agree to not sell sugary drinks or high fat foods.

  • Salvation Army shopping truck

    Feb 20 2019

    The Salvation Army has laucnhed a shopping truck in South Auckland. It's in a bid to curb the predatory lending industry. The Good Truck offers honest financial advice and quality goods sold without interest. But there are still unethical operators of shopping trucks charging horrendous interest. Jessica Wilson of Consumer NZ updates us on the latest laws.

  • Wet wipes major sewage pipe blockers

    Feb 20 2019

    The horrible truth about wet wipes. Watercare in Auckland says baby wipes are the major cause of blockages in the sewage system. An estimated 53 million wet wipes are fished out of the Mangere waste processing plant each year. Many of the wet wipes manufacturers claim they're flushable. Consumer NZ's Jessica Wilson explains how they can get away with these claims.

  • Question of the Day

    Feb 20 2019

    What's been your most disappointing concert?

  • Ticket scalping

    Feb 20 2019

    New laws are expected to target ticket scalpers if Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi gets approval. The Commerce Comission had tried to get an injunction to force ticketing site Viagogo to change the way it operated but failed.

  • Julian Savea in France

    Feb 20 2019

    Since joining French club Toulon rugby star Julian Savea has scored just one try in 10 matches. Toulon's owner Mourad Boudjellal wants him out. What's exactly happened to the former All Black?

  • Social housing waiting list tops 10k

    Feb 20 2019

    The waiting list for public housing cracked the 10,000 mark by the end of 2018. That's 73 per cent more than a year ago, and over three times the number waiting at the end of 2015. This seems unbelieveable. Ministry of Housing and Urban Development officials blame higher rents, greater awareness of public housing, and a slowdown in the rate of people exiting public housing for the increase.

  • Racist text from would-be landlord

    Feb 20 2019

    Reremai Cameron is a student at Waikato University's Tauranga campus who was completely shocked at a text exchange with a prospective landlord, based on her name. This person basically said if you're Maori, don't think you can have multitudes of friends and family bunking down. Not only does it reek of racism, it raises issues on what a landlord can and can't interfere with in a tennant's home.

  • Economic fall-out from oil & gas ban

    Feb 20 2019

    New figures from the N.Z.I.E.R show a ban on the exploration of oil and gas could cost the country up to $30b by 2050. Then there's the knock-on effects to other industries and businesses. Economist Cameron Bagrie says the government shouldn't didh out the hits without dishing out the opportunities.

  • The Panel with Fa'afete Taito and Catherine Robertson (Part 2)

    Feb 20 2019

    New laws are expected to target ticket scalpers if Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi gets approval. The Commerce Comission had tried to get an injunction to force ticketing site Viagogo to change the way it operated but failed. What's been your most disappointing concert? The horrible truth about wet wipes. Watercare in Auckland says baby wipes are the major cause of blockages in the sewage system. An estimated 53 million wet wipes are fished out of the Mangere waste processing plant each ye...more

  • The Panel with Fa'afete Taito and Catherine Robertson (Part 1)

    Feb 20 2019

    New figures from the N.Z.I.E.R show a ban on the exploration of oil and gas could cost the country up to $30b by 2050. Then there's the knock-on effects to other industries and businesses. Economist Cameron Bagrie says the government shouldn't didh out the hits without dishing out the opportunities. Reremai Cameron is a student at Waikato University's Tauranga campus who was completely shocked at a text exchange with a prospective landlord, based on her name. This person basically said if you're...more

  • Story of the day for 20 February 2019

    Feb 20 2019

    Te Matatini is arriving in full force in Wellington and new intel has appeared on the extinct apex predator Haast's Eagle.

  • Pre-Panel for 20 February 2019

    Feb 20 2019

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  • Te Papa's identity

    Feb 19 2019

    Te Papa has indicated it's getting rid of two of its scientists. Bruce Marshall is a mollusc expert and Andrew Stewart is a fish expert. They have 80 years combined experience. There's been an outcry from some overseas scientists at the news. Now the museum is having a re-think. Is Te Papa having an identity crisis?

  • Fate of IS fighters and their wives

    Feb 19 2019

    The US President Donald Trump says the countries where IS fighters originated should be the ones to take them back from Syria and deal with them. International law expert Alexander Gillespie discusses the legal requirements from the countries where the jihadis come from. Then there are the women who fled their homelands to marry these men. What will become of them?

  • The front lawn

    Feb 19 2019

    Is your front lawn a symbol of your middle-classness? What actual purpose do they serve? They suck up a lot of water and chemicals, in the form of fertilizer and weedkiller. They offer no food for bees or people.

  • Question of the Day: feedback

    Feb 19 2019

    Question of the day: where is one place in NZ that you have explored that you would recommend to others?

  • Best walks

    Feb 19 2019

    This week is GO Week or Get Outdoors Week. It's all about appreciating nature. One man who's seen a lot more of New Zealand than most of us - and on foot - is Bruce Hopkins. Bruce appeared in the RNZ series The Long Walk and tells us about the highlights of his walk of the length of the country.

  • Banning Afro hairstyle branded racist.

    Feb 19 2019

    Eight high schools have banned Afro and braided hairstyles. One view is that this is racist because some students have no control over how their hair grows. Is this racism or should students just toe-the-line and let their hair down once they've left school?

  • Tax for multinational companies

    Feb 19 2019

    The government is introducing a new tax on multinational companies which includes giants such as Facebook, Youtube and Google. We ask tax barrister Mark Keating how this can be enforced and what creative ways these companies may find to get around the tax.

  • National goes down in second poll

    Feb 19 2019

    Another poll and yet another bout of bad news for the National Party and it's leader Simon Bridges. National is down to 42% while the Labour Party up to 45 %. The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's popularity rating is up to 44% as preferred Prime Minister while the opposition leader Simon Bridges is on just 6%. Is this the end for Mr Bridges as National Party leader?

  • The Panel with Verity Johnson and Michael Moynahan (Part 2)

    Feb 19 2019

    This week is GO Week or Get Outdoors Week. It's all about appreciating nature. One man who's seen a lot more of New Zealand than most of us - and on foot - is Bruce Hopkins. Bruce appeared in the RNZ series The Long Walk and tells us about the highlights of his walk of the length of the country. Question of the day: where is one place in NZ that you have explored that you would recommend to others? Is your front lawn a symbol of your middle-classness? What actual purpose do they serve? They suck...more

  • The Panel with Verity Johnson and Michael Moynahan (Part 1)

    Feb 19 2019

    Another poll and yet another bout of bad news for the National Party and it's leader Simon Bridges. National is down to 42% while the Labour Party up to 45 %. The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's popularity rating is up to 44% as preferred Prime Minister while the opposition leader Simon Bridges is on just 6%. Is this the end for Mr Bridges as National Party leader? The government is introducing a new tax on multinational companies which includes giants such as Facebook, Youtube and Google. We as...more

  • Story of the day for 19 February 2019

    Feb 19 2019

    Wired are currently publishing a series on how relationships are being impacted, or not, by modern technology.

  • Pre-Panel for 19 February 2019

    Feb 19 2019

    Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

  • Teaching 'Mindfulness' at school

    Feb 18 2019

    Last week we did a piece about calls for CPR to be taught in schools. It got us thinking about recent calls for Mindfulness to be taught in schools...

  • Facebook: a vehicle for anti-vaccination movement.

    Feb 18 2019

    Disturbing figures released last week by the World Health Organisation shows a big increase in the number of reported measels cases. In Europe, the number of cases went from 5,273 in 2016 , to 25,863 in 2017 to 82,596 in 2018. Social media is proving to be a vehicle for the spread of misinformation about immunisation against preventable diseases. Vaccinologist Helen Petousis-Harris discusses the communication problem.

  • Question of the Day

    Feb 18 2019

    What NZ product do you really rate?

  • NZ grown

    Feb 18 2019

    A new twist on an existing marketing strategy. The Buy NZ Made organisation is now rolling out New Zealand Grown stickers for meat and produce grown locally. The labels are a way for businesses to make sure they're complying with the Country of Origin Food Act which was introduced in December.

  • Christchurch's $2m weed solution

    Feb 18 2019

    The banning of the herbicide Roundup from use in public spaces has seen the city's weed-killing bill rise dramatically. From $450k a year to $2.1m. Roundup's active ingredient is glyphosate and is the world's most commonly used herbicide. The weed-killer is made by Monsanto which is facing hundreds of lawsuits from peope who blame Roundup for their illnesses.

  • Win employment dispute but still no cigar

    Feb 18 2019

    It seems that even if an employee wins a case against an employer in the Employment Court there is no guarantee they will actually see whatever settlement they're owed. This surely must deter wronged-employees from acting if they know the emotional and financial price is just too much.

  • Kowtowing to China

    Feb 18 2019

    Economist Michael Reddell says the National Party kowtowed to China. It's the latest opnion on New Zealand's relationship with the world power. How much risk can we take in that relationship? Huawei hasn't been slow in launching a charm offensive following our refusal to allow its 5G mobile network to operate in New Zealand. The UK has now given Huawei the greenlight. So is it just a matter of yime before we do?

  • The Panel with Dellwyn Stuart and Chris Wikaira (Part 2)

    Feb 18 2019

    What NZ product do you really rate? A new twist on an exisiting marketing straegy. The Buy NZ Made organisation is now rolling out New Zealand Grown stickers for meat and produce grown locally. The labels are a way for businesses to make sure they're complying with the Country of Origin Food Act which was introduced in December. Disturbing figures released last week by the World Health Organisation shows a big increase in the number of reported measels cases. In Europe, the number of cases went ...more

  • The Panel with Dellwyn Stuart and Chris Wikaira (Part 1)

    Feb 18 2019

    Economist Michael Reddell says the National Party kowtowed to China. It's the latest opnion on New Zealand's relationship with the world power. How much risk can we take in that relationship? Huawei hasn't been slow in launching a charm offensive following our refusal to allow its 5G mobile network to operate in New Zealand. The UK has now given Huawei the greenlight. So is it just a matter of yime before we do? It seems that even if an employee wins a case against an employer in the Employment ...more

  • Story of the day for 18 February 2019

    Feb 18 2019

    Could cooking an ordinary roast dinner make the air in your house unsafe to breathe - dirtier in fact than air on the street in Dehli or London - could it affect not only your breathing, but your mental health..

  • Pre-Panel for 18 February 2019

    Feb 18 2019

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  • No barking allowed

    Feb 15 2019

    The Mayor of Northern French town Feuquieres has issued a ban on excessive dog barking to curb what he calls "canine noise pollution". Dog owners will be fined 68 Euro for prolonged or repeated barking.

  • Hot new trend: No-buying for a year

    Feb 15 2019

    No-buy is a new trend, where people attempt to not buy anything for a year for better finances and wellbeing. Many do it in a effort to reduce, reuse and recycle or to de-clutter a la Marie Konda.

  • Too dangerous to release AI research

    Feb 15 2019

    The creators of a new advanced artificial intelligence system have decided not to release the research to the public as it may be too dangerous. Open AI created the model - a text generator - which can write fake news stories.

  • Tattoos - still cool or over?

    Feb 15 2019

    In a Guardian piece today it's argued that tattoos may finally be coming uncool. Despite being seen on many celebrities, and more people than ever before are getting them, some wonder if the body art may have jumped the shark.

  • Question of the Day

    Feb 15 2019

    Question of the Day: What tattoo do you have?

  • Parking outside your own house

    Feb 15 2019

    Another neighbourhood issue firing locals up - are you allowed to block the park outside your house, to save the spot for yourself? An outraged resident went to the Howick local board about people reserving parks illegally.

  • What's going on with Auckland's traffic?

    Feb 15 2019

    Is Auckland traffic and congestion out of control? Yesterday was an example, clogged after work on a hot sunny evening due to crashes and breakdowns.

  • Trump to declare national emergency for wall

    Feb 15 2019

    President Donald Trump will declare National emergency so he can bypass Congress to fund has border wall on the US Mexican Border. Senior Democrats have slammed it as a gross misuse of power.

  • The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Scott Campbell (Part 2)

    Feb 15 2019

    Question of the Day: What tattoo do you have? In a Guardian piece today it's argued that tattoos may finally be coming uncool. Despite being seen on many celebrities, and more people than ever before are getting them, some wonder if the body art may have jumped the shark. But perhaps, as fashion trends change so do tattoos. We ask the panelists if they have any tattoos and whether they think they've become mainstream. The creators of a new advanced artifical intelligence system have decided not ...more

  • The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Scott Campbell (Part 1)

    Feb 15 2019

    President Donald Trump will declare National emergency so he can bypass Congress to fund has border wall on the US Mexican Border. Senior Democrats have slammed it as a gross misuse of power. Security and geopolitical analyst Paul Buchanan, director of 36th Parallel Assessments, explains the constitutional issues at play and the purported crisis at the border. Is Auckland traffic and congestion out of control? Yesterday was an example, clogged after work on a hot sunny evening due to crashes and...more

  • Story of the day for 15 February 2019

    Feb 15 2019

    When you're shopping for your Burberry, Gucci and Prada at US department store Barney's...you can now add cannibis products to your list.

  • Pre-Panel for 15 February 2019

    Feb 15 2019

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  • 'Poor-taste' Valentine's Day sign

    Feb 14 2019

    An Auckland cafe has been accused of promoting violence against women for their sign which said: "On Valentine's Day open the car door for her. After Valentine's Day open the car boot for her."

  • Whose job is it to protect passengers on buses?

    Feb 14 2019

    An Auckland woman says she was accosted on a bus and the bus driver did nothing about it. The woman has laid a complaint with Auckland Transport, calling on them to train their drivers better.

  • Seagulls under threat

    Feb 14 2019

    The Guardian reports the birds are in unbelievable decline with some colonies disappearing altogether over the past few decades. But there is little public awareness around this, and very little sympathy.

  • Question of the Day

    Feb 14 2019

    Question of the Day: How do you respond when sellers knock on your door?

  • Genesis reinstates door knocking

    Feb 14 2019

    Power company Genesis Energy to great fanfare in 2014 stopped door to door selling - saying that its research suggested that New Zealanders didn't like the practice.

  • National ad labelled "sexist"

    Feb 14 2019

    The National Party has released a new ad, criticising Kiwibuild. But it's been slammed on social media, with many calling it patronising and a classic case of 'mansplaining'.

  • Protecting your house from fire - with plants

    Feb 14 2019

    The garden landscaping of the future might have to change along with the changing climate. A Nelson resident has credited a fire wise garden, as helping save his Redwood Valley Home from the massive fire.

  • Select committee shambles

    Feb 14 2019

    The Parliament Finance committtee had to be unceremoniously cancelled with MPs on both sides trading barbs on whose fault it was.

  • The Panel with Rajorshi Chakraborti and Lavina Good (Part 2)

    Feb 14 2019

    Power company Genesis Energy to great fanfare in 2014 stopped door to door selling - saying that its research suggested that New Zealanders didn't like the practice. Consumer NZ research backs that up, with 70 percent of people find door to door sellers intrusive. The panelists tell us how they react when sellers knock on their door. Question of the Day: How do you respond when sellers knock on your door? The Guardian reports the birds are in unbelievable decline with some colonies disappearing ...more

  • The Panel with Rajorshi Chakraborti and Lavina Good (Part 1)

    Feb 14 2019

    The Parliament Finance committtee had to be unceremoniously cancelled with MPs on both sides trading bards on whose fault it was. A labour MP was sick and his replacement was late, so National Mps stood outside, preventing a quorum from being obtained. We speak to former MP Chester Borrows about what goes on in these meetings and whether this behaviour is acceptable or not. The garden landscaping of the future might have to change along with the changing climate. A Nelson resident has credited a...more

  • Story of the day for 14 February 2019

    Feb 14 2019

    In London...the Save a Crust campaign has been launched.

  • Pre-Panel for 14 February 2019

    Feb 14 2019

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  • More vegetarians, less meat

    Feb 13 2019

    One in ten kiwis are vegetarian or at least mostly meat-free. The Better Futures report released today shows the number of vegetarians has risen steadily since 2014.

  • Government shake up of polytechs

    Feb 13 2019

    The Government proposed today merging all 16 polytechnics into a single national institution. Education Minister Chris Hipkins says this will radically reform the organisations, in the face of of falling enrolments.

  • Is a beach a road?

    Feb 13 2019

    Journalist Greer Berry has penned a piece saying driving on the beach is a step too far, and asking why we allow beaches to be classed as roads.

  • The great lolly slim down

    Feb 13 2019

    Mondelez is slashing the size of its Pascall packets of lollies - we're talking jet planes, wine gums, jubes and mint imperials by 25 percent. But the price is only dropping 15 percent.

  • Question of the Day

    Feb 13 2019

    Question of the Day: what lolly was a childhood fave?

  • Deaf discrimination in the workforce

    Feb 13 2019

    A British woman has shared her story about discrimination she has faced because of her disability. Kellie Wilson says she loses out every time due to her deafness. She's applied for 1000 jobs in 18 months and all have rejected her.

  • Our realtionship with China

    Feb 13 2019

    What should New Zealand's relationship to China be? Is our relationship cooling under the Labour led Government, with Winston Peters more inclined to pivot towards the United States when it comes to matters of trade or security?

  • Sallies report: Is wellbeing enough?

    Feb 13 2019

    The Salvation Army's State of Nation Report is out called Are you well, are we safe? It measures the overall wellbeing of New Zealanders, and they are skeptical of the Government's focus on wellbeing agenda.

  • The Panel with Chris Gallavin and Tess Nichol (Part 2)

    Feb 13 2019

    Question of the Day: what lolly was a childhood fave? Mondelez is slashing the size of its Pascall packets of lollies - we're talking jet planes, wine gums, jubes and mint imperials by 25 percent. But the price is only dropping 15 percent. It comes after the outrage over the size of its family size chocolate blocks, and the half-shaped marshmallow eggs. The panelists weigh in on this pressing issue. Journalist Greer Berry has penned a piece saying driving on the beach is a step too far, and aski...more

  • The Panel with Chris Gallavin and Tess Nichol (Part 1)

    Feb 13 2019

    The Salvation Army's State of Nation Report is out called Are you well, are we safe? It measures the overall wellbeing of New Zealanders, and they are sceptical of the Government's focus on wellbeing agenda. They say addressing the issues is a massive challenge and there is no indication of how the Government is going to do it. We're join by the Salvation Army's social policy analyst Alan Johnson. What should New Zealand's relationship to China be? Is our relationship cooling under the Labour le...more

  • Story of the day for 13 February 2019

    Feb 13 2019

    American parents say their children have started speaking with British accents because of cartoon Peppa Pig.

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    Feb 13 2019

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  • Fox news host hasn't washed hands in 10 years

    Feb 12 2019

    A Fox News host has revealed he hasn't washed his hands in ten years. Pete Hegseth doesn't believe germs are a real thing. We ask the panelists if they're germaphobes or more relaxed when it comes to hygiene.

  • Speed bump annoys locals

    Feb 12 2019

    A speed bump in Blenheim is causing concern for locals. It's part of the new Beaver-Eltham cycleway, but those who live on Beaver Road have told Stuff that cats are hitting the bump with a bang.

  • Call for CPR to be taught in schools

    Feb 12 2019

    New Zealand's Resuscitation council is calling on the Government to follow Britain's lead and teach CPR in schools. From next year, all British secondary school leavers will be taught CPR.

  • Should real NZ wool be used for souvenirs?

    Feb 12 2019

    Federated Farmers opinion piece has argued for Kiwiana to be made out of New Zealand wool. The piece says with close to 4 million international visitors a year, kiwi toys should be made from kiwi products.

  • Question of the Day

    Feb 12 2019

    Question of the Day: If you were to give a gift from New Zealand to someone who had never been here, what would you give?

  • Vic uni name change not off the table

    Feb 12 2019

    Last year the Government blocked Victoria University of Wellington's bid to change its name, but the University isn't giving up. Plans to fight to change it's name are not off the table, despite the opposition.

  • The case for a global ban on single-use plastic

    Feb 12 2019

    In an article on The Conversation, environmental lawyer Anastasia Telesetsky argues there is a solution to plastic pollution problem. A legally binding phase-out of single-use plastics. This ban would have to be global to work.

  • National plummets in latest poll

    Feb 12 2019

    National has slumped in the polls, according the latest Newshub / Reid Research poll it's the worst result in over a decade.

  • The Panel with Karlo Mila and James Elliot (Part 2)

    Feb 12 2019

    Question of the Day: If you were to give a gift from New Zealand to someone who had never been here, what would you give? Federated Farmers opinion piece has argued for Kiwiana to be made out of New Zealand wool. The piece says with close to 4 million international visitors a year, kiwi toys should be made from kiwi products. We ask the panelists if they agree. New Zealand's Resuscitation council is calling on the Government to follow Britian's lead and teach CPR in schools. From next year, all ...more

  • The Panel with Karlo Mila and James Elliot (Part 1)

    Feb 12 2019

    National has slumped in the polls, according the latest Newshub / Reid Research poll it's the worst result in over a decade. In the preferred Prime Minister stakes, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern was on 41.8 per cent while Bridges was down 3.9 to 5 per cent. Judith Collins was ahead of Bridges on 6.2 per cent. Where does this leave National? The panelists weigh in. Single-use plastics are convenient and often improve hygiene. But it's estimated 79 percent of all plastic ever made is now in a dump ...more

  • Story of the day for 12 February 2019

    Feb 12 2019

    Today we want to talk about "priority queues" .

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    Feb 12 2019

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  • Are offices colder for women?

    Feb 11 2019

    Our thermostats are sexist, a piece on Newshub suggests. They've enlisted the help of a University of Auckland lecturer to figure out why women are often colder in offices than men.

  • Tax breaks for more kids

    Feb 11 2019

    Hungary's Prime Minister says women who have four kids or more will be exempt from income tax for life. Young couples will also be given interest-free loans that will be cancelled once they have 3 kids.

  • My cafe, my rules

    Feb 11 2019

    A customer of Buoy cafe in Auckland was outraged when she wasn't allowed to use a takeaway coffee cup while she dined in. The cafe owners only give out the cups for people taking their coffee away.

  • Social media regret: do we need an undo button?

    Feb 11 2019

    Both Facebook and Twitter are introducing features to effectively erase posts and messages. Facebook is introducing an "unsend" feature for it's messenger service and Twitter is looking at allowing users to edit tweets.

  • Kiwis try to reduce waste, but it's not enough

    Feb 11 2019

    A study has found that 66 percent of New Zealanders tried to reduce their waste over the last two years by doing different things like eating leftovers and planning their meals.

  • Question of the Day

    Feb 11 2019

    Question of the Day: What do YOU do to reduce food waste?

  • Unreadable jargon in online contracts

    Feb 11 2019

    A new study has found standard 'sign in' contracts are unreadable to the average customer. Courts are still enforcing these contracts even though most people don't understand what they've agreed to.

  • Wakefield locals able to return home

    Feb 11 2019

    Civil defence says Wakefield locals can return home - but they must be ready to leave at a moments notice.

  • Crippling high-interest loans used for essential items

    Feb 11 2019

    A new study has revealed that more than a quarter of clients using budgeting services have crippling-high interest loans, with much of the debt used to pay everyday expenses.

  • The Panel with Nadine Higgins and Mark Knoff Thomas (Part 2)

    Feb 11 2019

    Question of the Day: What do YOU do to reduce food waste? A study has found that 66 percent of New Zealanders tried to reduce their waste over the last two years by doing different things like eating leftovers and planning their meals. But that hasn't equated into a significant drop in food waste at the landfill. We ask Jenny Marshall, project manager Love Food Hate Waste which conducted the study, what more we can do. Both Facebook and Twitter are introducing features to effectively erase posts...more

  • The Panel with Nadine Higgins and Mark Noff Thomas (Part 1)

    Feb 11 2019

    A new study by Community Law Canterbury and budgeting support group FINCAP has revealed that more than a quarter of clients using budgeting services have crippling-high interest loans, with much of the debt used to pay everyday expenses. FinCap Chief Executive Tim Barnett explains why a tribunal could be help those in dire situations. Wakefield Residents will be able to return home today. Fire crews are optmistic they can get the Nelson fire under control, if the weather conditions stay favourab...more

  • Story of the day for 11 February 2019

    Feb 11 2019

    The auction of Hitler (or what's thought to be Hitler artworks), well, the five paintings have failed to sell at auction in Nuremburg on Saturday.

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    Feb 11 2019

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  • How much should morality be spliced with art?

    Feb 08 2019

    Can a beautiful water colour, stand on its own terms if it was painted by a person responsible for acts of utter evil ?

  • Is it time to change New Zealand's name?

    Feb 08 2019

    There's been an observation that both of our international cricket teams; the White Ferns and the Black Caps swapped "New Zealand" for "Aotearoa" on the front of their shirts for Waitangi Day.

  • Whanganui's refugee intake

    Feb 08 2019

    Several centres around the country are accepting refugees over the next few years. The refugee quota increased from 750 to 1000 last July, and will again rise again to 1500 in July 2020.

  • School boy razor dodger

    Feb 08 2019

    Hair and facial hair - the flashpoint for high school kids. Brody Hide of Te Puke High school wants to keep his beard that he grew over summer. The school says grab a razor. Is having having a beard or the hairstyle of your choice a human right. Or does Brody need to suck it up and grow as much hair as he likes once he leaves school?

  • Two homes destroyed in new Nelson city fire

    Feb 08 2019

    RNZ reporter Ben Strang reports on the latest on multiple fires in the Nelson region. He tells us a fire that broke out this afternoon at Walter's Bluff near Nelson city has been brought under control.

  • DOC staff wear body cameras due to fear on the job

    Feb 08 2019

    Department of Conservation staff are so fearful on the job that some are starting to wear body cameras.

  • Iwi business on the up

    Feb 08 2019

    Iwi are playing a more and more important role in the NZ economy and are a real success story. Jason Mika is a senior lecturer at Massey University and a director of Te Au Rangahau, the Māori Business and Leadership Research Centre. He tells us the secret of iwi business success.

  • PM state of the nation

    Feb 08 2019

    What does business think of Jacinda Ardern's State of the Nation speech? She spoke of strong economic growth, trade deals with the EU and Britain and sorting out badly performing polytechnics. Kirk Hope of Business NZ offers his analysis of the speech.

  • The Panel with Julia Whaipooti and Alan McElroy (Part 2)

    Feb 08 2019

    RNZ reporter Ben Strang reports on the latest on multiple fires in the Nelson region. He tells us a fire that broke out this afternoon at Walter's Bluff near Nelson city has been brought under control. Hair and facial hair - the flashpoint for high school kids. Brody Hide of Te Puke High school wants to keep his beard that he grew over summer. The school says grab a razor. Is having having a beard or the hairstyle of your choice a human right. Or does Brody need to suck it up and grow as much ha...more

  • The Panel with Julia Whaipooti and Alan McElroy (Part 1)

    Feb 08 2019

    What does business think of Jacinda Ardern's State of the Nation speech? She spoke of strong economic growth, trade deals with the EU and Britain and sorting out badly performing polytechnics. Kirk Hope of Business NZ offers his analysis of the speech. Iwi are playing a more and more important role in the NZ economy and are a real success story. Jason Mika is a senior lecturer at Massey University and a director of Te Au Rangahau, the Maori Business and Leadership Research Centre. He tells us th...more

  • Story of the day for 8 February 2019

    Feb 08 2019

    The answer to a question which I know has been plaguing you since time immemorial, HOW do I tweet and enjoy a bag of delicious greasy Greek Tzatziki flavoured potato chips without getting my phone all greasy?

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    Feb 08 2019

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  • What boredom teaches children

    Feb 07 2019

    A NYT piece caught our eye, Let Children get Bored again by writer Pamela Paul. This article puts forward the idea that boredom teaches us that life isnt a parade of amusements.

  • Question of the day

    Feb 07 2019

    Question of the Day: What has your renting experience been?

  • Church set for the wrecking ball

    Feb 07 2019

    The wrecking ball seems to be headed straight for what remains of an old church in Auckland's Mt Eden.

  • Nelson bushfire

    Feb 07 2019

    A huge swath of bush and pine plantations have been destroyed by a bushfire in the Nelson region. Tinder dry conditions and the continuing hot Summer have created the perfect conditions for this fire. NIWA tells us New Zealand had the second-hottest year on record in 2018. Climate scientist Nava Fedaeff explains the circumstances of the damaging fire and what the country's in for in the future.

  • Aussie bank enquiry

    Feb 07 2019

    Australia's banking and financial services sector has been found sadly lacking and downright damaging to businesses and individuals. Just how healthy are the banks in New Zealand? Would the Panelists like to see a similar inquiry held here?

  • R Kelly tour

    Feb 07 2019

    There's been a mixed reaction on social media to a tweet announcing a tour of Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka by American R&B singer R Kelly. He's been accused of sex crimes dating back 20 years. He's gone to trial a couple of times but not been convicted. Now prominent New Zealand musician DJ Sir Vere says he's going to ask the PM to intervene to keep the singer out of the country.

  • Let's analyse Waitangi Day 2019

    Feb 07 2019

    How did the PM perform at Waitangi this year? Labour minister Peeni Henare said "I'd hate for it to become rather bland". Don Brash barely got a word out in his speech and Josie Butler the sex toy thrower couldn't get a look in.

  • Older tenants pay the price with their health

    Feb 07 2019

    A report from Victoria University has found that renting is linked to poorer health among older people. Those in public rental properties have the poorest health. They have the lowest incomes, smoke more and eat fewer vegetables than tenants in privately owned rental accommodation and those who own their own homes.

  • The Panel with Alexia Russell and Tim Watkin (Part 2)

    Feb 07 2019

    Australia's banking and financial services sector has been found sadly lacking and downright damaging to businesses and individuals. Just how healthy are the banks in New Zealand? Would the Panelists like to see a similar inquiry held here? A huge swath of bush and pine plantations have been destroyed by a bushfire in the Nelson region. Tinder dry conditions and the continuing hot Summer have created the perfect conditions for this fire. NIWA tells us New Zealand had the second-hottest year on r...more

  • The Panel with Alexia Russell and Tim Watkin (Part 1)

    Feb 07 2019

    A report from Victoria University has found that renting is linked to poorer health among older people. Those in public rental properties have the poorest health. They have the lowest incomes, smoke more and eat fewer vegetables than tenants in privately owned rental accommodation and those who own theirown homes. The president of Grey Power Mac Welch says there aren't enough pensioner flats. How did the PM perform at Waitangi this year? Labour minister Peeni Henare said "I'd hate for it to beco...more

  • Story of the day for 7 February 2019

    Feb 07 2019

    Anti-natalism is the philosophoical notion that it is morally wrong for people to procreate, life is despondent, death is miserable, and a vast amount of human suffering could be avoided by people simply not existing in the first place.

  • Pre-Panel for 7 February 2019

    Feb 07 2019

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  • The BIG issue: Waitangi Day

    Feb 05 2019

    Well as we head into Waitangi Day its time to take stock of what it represents - in remembrance of the signing of the Treaty 179 years ago on February 6. What it means to you, and to our panelists and guests.

  • Question of the day: What does Waitangi Day mean to you?

    Feb 05 2019

    What does Waitangi Day mean to you?

  • Oil lobby highlights exploration ban impact

    Feb 05 2019

    The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand is starting a month-long TV advertising campaign. The lobby group's campaign is a bid to highlight what it sees as the potential economic and social impact of the Government's move to ban future oil and gas exploration in New Zealand.

  • Provincial growth fund

    Feb 05 2019

    $100 million dollar fund for Maori to develop land is up for grabs as part of the Provincial growth fund. National leader Simon Bridges compares this to "beads and blanket" in an unflattering reference to our colonial past.

  • Treaty of Waitangi pop quiz sprung on PM

    Feb 05 2019

    The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was put on the spot by a reporter at Waitangi yesterday. A Treaty of Waitangi pop quiz was sprung on her. Is is fair that she was expected to rattle off the articles off the top of her head? History teacher Grame Ball has started a petition for a consistent history curriculum for schools. Does this need to be prescriptive?

  • Waitangi update

    Feb 05 2019

    Shannon Haunui-Thompson fill us in on what's happening at Waitangi the day before the official celebrations.

  • The Panel with Ella Henry and Mike Rehu (Part 2)

    Feb 05 2019

    Question of the day: What does Waitangi Day mean to you? Well as we head into Waitangi Day its time to take stock of what it represents - in remembrance of the signing of the Treaty 179 years ago on February 6. What it means to you, and to our paneliistr and guests.

  • The Panel with Ella Henry and Mike Rehu (Part 1)

    Feb 05 2019

    The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was put on the spot by a reporter at Waitangi yesterday. A Treaty of Waitangi pop quiz was sprung on her. Is is fair that she was expected to rattle off the articles off the top of her head? History teacher Graeme Ball has started a petition for a consistent history curriculum for schools. Does this need to be prescriptive? The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was put on the spot by a reporter at Waitangi yesterday. A Treaty of Waitangi pop quiz was sprung on her. ...more

  • Story of the day for 5 February 2019

    Feb 05 2019

    Cadbury - it's lost yet more ground in its battle to trademark the colour purple it wraps its chcolate in.

  • Pre-Panel for 5 February 2019

    Feb 05 2019

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  • Kids in undie races

    Feb 04 2019

    There were big crowds at the Gore A&P show on the weekend...and a particularly good turn out for the Undie 200. It seems there was a mens and women's field - but that adults were racing against kids. Is this a bit weird?

  • Mary Poppins accused of racism

    Feb 04 2019

    The original film character Mary Poppins is the subject of a lengthy article by a US academic who accuses her of putting on "black face". Played by Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins, her face covered in soot innocently dances with Bert and the chimney sweeps. Was this racist?

  • Workers doing nothing about low pay

    Feb 04 2019

    New Zealand is close to full-employment. So, the question is being raised why aren't workers doing more to demand better pay? We ask Massey University's Christoph Schumacher discusses the economic and social conditions surrounding pay rates.

  • NZ beware "peak" tourist

    Feb 04 2019

    Tuhoe lament the trashing of Lake Waikaremoana by visitors as the New Zealand Alpine Club calls for two proposals for amenities for National Parks to be chucked out. Juergen Gnoth of the University of Otago says New Zealand need a proper strategy for tourism.

  • Question of the Day

    Feb 04 2019

    What special talent do YOU have?

  • Cafe forced to change it's name

    Feb 04 2019

    Some goings on in Dunedin the home of Panelist Ian Telfer. A cafe has been forced to change it's name after an intellectual property dispute with a US company. There are calls for the city's St Clair beach to be pedestrianised. And Otago Police are urging caution on the roads as they expect an influx of Chinese visitors for the start of Chinese New Year.

  • Men who are victims of domestic violence

    Feb 04 2019

    A male victim of domestic violence says there's a need for refuges for men just like there are Women's Refuges. The man in the story on Stuff says his wife came to control nearly all aspects of his life during their 40-year marriage.

  • Don Brash at Waitangi this year

    Feb 04 2019

    The last time Dr Don Brash made an official appearance at Waitangi on Waitangi Day was in 2004 when he was the leader of the National Party. His infamous Orewa speech was fresh in the minds of those there and protestors let them know what they thought of that via some mud in the face. This year Dr Brash has been invited to speak and says he'll also be listening.

  • The Panel with Ian Telfer and Ruth Money (Part 2)

    Feb 04 2019

    What special talent do YOU have? Tuhoe lament the trashing of Lake Waikaremoana by visitors as the New Zealand Alpine Club calls for two proposals for amenities for National Parks to be chucked out. Juergen Gnoth of the University of Otago says New Zealand need a proper strategy for tourism. New Zealand is close to full-employment. So, the question is being raised why aren't workers doing more to demand better pay? We ask Massey University's Christoph Schumacher discusses the economic and social...more

  • The Panel with Ian Telfer and Ruth Money (Part 1)

    Feb 04 2019

    The last time Dr Don Brash made an official appearance at Waitangi on Waitangi Day was in 2004 when he was the leader of the National Party. His infamous Orewa speech was fresh in the minds of those there and protestors let them know what they thought of that via some mud in the face. This year Dr Brash has been invited to speak and says he'll also be listening. A male victim of domestic violence says there's a need for refuges for men just like there are Women's Refuges. The man in the story on...more

  • Story of the day for 4 February 2019

    Feb 04 2019

    So if you haven't heard yet, Superbowl 53 is underway in the States. Ali Ventura plays some audio from those hugely expensive ad that screen during the football extravaganza..

  • Pre-Panel for 4 February 2019

    Feb 04 2019

    Question of the Day: What's your special talent?

  • Voluntarily leaving society behind ...

    Feb 01 2019

    An Australian couple has moved into rural New South Wales, away from public power and water, and by their accounts they're absolutely loving it.

  • The weightlifting septuagenarian

    Feb 01 2019

    Stratford local Jackie Barr is preparing for her weightlifting debut in March - at the ripe old age of 74.

  • Should Air NZ stick to its knitting?

    Feb 01 2019

    The infamous Air New Zealand rap safety video is being pulled from planes around the country ... will history smile on its legacy?

  • Trades and vocational training: a problem of perception

    Feb 01 2019

    Monica Kershaw from the Manukau Institute of Technology joins the panellists to discuss whether there's unconscious social bias against trades as a viable career option for clever people.

  • Question of the Day

    Feb 01 2019

    Question of the Day: Do you have a trade? What is it, and how has it been useful?

  • Why don't millennials like phone calls?

    Feb 01 2019

    Are millennials scared of talking on the phone? The writer Verity Johnson thinks so - she's written a piece pondering why for Stuff.

  • Do we take school bullying as seriously as we should?

    Feb 01 2019

    Nelson College for Girls is in the spotlight after the parents of four former students came forward to discuss a culture of bullying at the school - but does the issue stretch wider than just one high school?

  • Parliament a horrifying environment for female MPs

    Feb 01 2019

    A new report into the culture of our parliament shows the vast majority of female MPs suffer "violence and harassment", and feel they simply have to put up with it.

  • The Panel with Lizzy Marvelly and Damian Christie (Part 2)

    Feb 01 2019

    Question of the Day: Do you have a trade? What is it, and how has it been useful? Monica Kershaw from the Manukau Institute of Technology joins the panellists to discuss whether there's unconscious social bias against trades as a viable career option for clever people. The infamous Air New Zealand rap safety video is being pulled from planes around the country ... will history smile on its legacy? Stratford local Jackie Barr is preparing for her weightlifting debut in March - at the ripe old age...more

  • The Panel with Lizzy Marvelly and Damian Christie (Part 1)

    Feb 01 2019

    A new report into the culture of our parliament shows the vast majority of female MPs suffer "violence and harassment", and feel they simply have to put up with it. Nelson College for Girls is in the spotlight after the parents of four former students came forward to discuss a culture of bullying at the school - but does the issue stretch wider than just one high school? Are millennials scared of talking on the phone? The writer Verity Johnson thinks so - she's written a piece pondering why for ...more

  • Story of the day for 1 February 2019

    Feb 01 2019

    In North Carolina the reptiles are doing amazing things to protect themselves. Alligators in a swamp allowed themsleves to freeze in place - but cleverly put their noses above the ice.

  • Pre-Panel for 1 February 2019

    Feb 01 2019

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  • A Swedish hotel stay

    Jan 31 2019

    We're going to send you on holiday to a beautiful hotel in Scandanavia ... ALL expenses paid. Only catch is, you have to leave your cellphone behind ...

  • Cleanfluencers - the new media craze

    Jan 31 2019

    Forget attractive people doing handstands on a beach on Instagram ... that's SO 2018. The NEW social media gurus are fans of cleaning... called 'cleanfluencers', they plump cushions, they spray, they wipe, and they have massive followings.

  • Are millennials scared of a bit of hard yakka?

    Jan 31 2019

    "Work smarter, not harder "... That's the message of an opinion piece in Stuff yesterday which looks at the question of why fence-builders are finding it so hard to recruit youngsters, despite offering pretty good money and on-the-job training.

  • What do our truancy figures say about us?

    Jan 31 2019

    The Education Ministry's released its annual attendance survey, this is looking at term 2 in 2018 ... It found more than a THIRD of children failed to attend school regularly - that's defined as missing more than five days of the ten-week term.

  • How much have tuck shop menus changed in 40 years?

    Jan 31 2019

    An Australian school canteen menu from 1974 is doing the rounds on social media ... and how times have changed ...

  • Question of the Day

    Jan 31 2019

    What did you buy from YOUR school tuckshop?

  • McDonalds meets Roald Dahl

    Jan 31 2019

    McDonalds is replacing its Happy Meal toys with Roald Dahl books - a nice gesture, or effective marketing?

  • What to make of National's tax plan

    Jan 31 2019

    National says its new tax plan will give the average worker an extra $430 a year - does that hold up when you jump under the hood?

  • Protecting infrastructure a climate change head-scratcher

    Jan 31 2019

    See level rise is putting billions of dollars of NZ council infrastructure at risk - so a new report put out by LGNZ says.

  • The Panel with Penny Ashton and Bernard Hickey (Part 2)

    Jan 31 2019

    What did you buy from YOUR school tuckshop? An Australian school canteen menu from 1974 is doing the rounds on social media ... and how times have changed ... The Education Ministry's released its annual attendance survey, this is looking at term 2 in 2018 ... It found more than a THIRD of children failed to attend school regularly - that's defined as missing more than five days of the ten-week term. "Work smarter, not harder "... That's the message of an opinion piece in Stuff yesterday which l...more

  • The Panel with Penny Ashton and Bernard Hickey (Part 1)

    Jan 31 2019

    See level rise is putting billions of dollars of NZ council infrastructure at risk - so a new report put out by LGNZ says. National says its new tax plan will give the average worker an extra $430 a year - does that hold up when you jump under the hood? McDonalds is replacing its Happy Meal toys with Roald Dahl books - a nice gesture, or effective marketing?

  • Story of the day for 31 January 2019

    Jan 31 2019

    Do you have a favourite cover song?

  • Pre-Panel for 31 January 2019

    Jan 31 2019

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  • Petition circulating for more transparency around Photoshop

    Jan 30 2019

    A very powerful tool in this day and age , but with great power comes great responsibility ... We're talking about photos, often on the covers of glossy magazines, which are surreptitiously but DRAMATICALLY touched up in post-production to enhance the beauty of the model .. whether by smoothing out the skin, enhancing certain ... features ... or the whole cornucopia of ways that photo editors can do this.

  • West Coast council courting climate change controversy

    Jan 30 2019

    The West Coast regional council says it won't support the government's Zero Carbon Bill unless it's presented with more proof human-induced climate change is happening.

  • Should our appliances be easier to repair?

    Jan 30 2019

    Some European environment ministers are lobbying for legislation which would compel manufacturers to make their products more hardy and easier to repair.

  • Question of the Day - What's your most reliable home appliance?

    Jan 30 2019

    Question of the Day: what is your most reliable ever home appliance?

  • Why don't we have four-year government terms?

    Jan 30 2019

    National MP Nick Smith is the latest MP to come out in support of four-year parliamentary terms. Why IS New Zealand's term so short, and should it be extended?

  • Would you support a red meat tax?

    Jan 30 2019

    The Lanet Commission of Obesity says a tax on red meat is an example of the kind of urgent action which could help mitigate the effects intensive farming has on the environment.

  • Insurance companies raked over coals in damning FMA report

    Jan 30 2019

    Sixteen insurance companies have been cited for a variety of unethical practices, including charging customers for expired policies, selling policies people can't legally use, and not properly informing customers about what exactly they're purchasing.

  • The Panel with James Nokise and Niki Bezzant (Part 2)

    Jan 30 2019

    Question of the Day: what is your most reliable ever home appliance? Some European environment ministers are lobbying for legislation which would compel manufacturers to make their products more hardy and easier to repair. The West Coast regional council says it won't support the government's Zero Carbon Bill unless it's presented with more proof human-induced climate change is happening. A very powerful tool in this day and age , but with great power comes great responsibility ... We're talking...more

  • The Panel with James Nokise and Niki Bezzant (Part 1)

    Jan 30 2019

    Sixteen insurance companies have been cited for a variety of unethical practices, including charging customers for expired policies, selling policies people can't legally use, and not properly informing customers about what exactly they're purchasing. The Lanet Commission of Obesity says a tax on red meat is an example of the kind of urgent action which could help mitigate the effects intensive farming has on the environment. National MP Nick Smith is the latest MP to come out in support of four...more

  • Story of the day for 30 January 2019

    Jan 30 2019

    While we're sweltering in this heat wave, the other side of the world is freezing.

  • Pre-Panel for 30 January 2019

    Jan 30 2019

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  • Actress Margot Robbie

    Jan 29 2019

    The actress Margot Robbie is getting sick of being asked when she's having babies.

  • Big change coming to chocolate marshmallow eggs

    Jan 29 2019

    Cadbury's chocolate marshmallow eggs are going through a makeover - and people aren't too happy about it.

  • What are social media influencers advertising obligations?

    Jan 29 2019

    The UK is cracking down in a big way on the obligations of social media influencers who are paid by companies to promote their products. Should we be taking similar steps here?

  • NZ lagging behind in female company director numbers

    Jan 29 2019

    We take a lot of pride in our record around gender equality, but is it justified if you look at our biggest companies' boards of directors? Miranda Burdon from Global Women joins us with her two cents.

  • Question of the Day

    Jan 29 2019

    Question of the Day: Are we bad drivers in New Zealand? Give us your best road rage story.

  • Does this qualify as a heatwave?

    Jan 29 2019

    It's HOT. Richmond has hit 33.8 degrees celsius - the hottest since records began 157 years ago. But over the ditch temperatures are pushing 50 degrees!

  • Councillor targets capital's tunnel tooters

    Jan 29 2019

    A Wellington city councillor wants to stop the relentless honking in the Mount Victoria tunnel. Our panellists give their thoughts, and Gabor Toth from Wellington library explains a bit about the history behind the tradition.

  • Do we need to rejig the tax system?

    Jan 29 2019

    Our top tax rate kicks in when your earnings hit $70,000 - much lower than many other places in the world. Tax expert Terry Baucherjoins the panellists to explain why he thinks it's time for a rethink.

  • The Panel with Andrew Frame and Victoria Stewart (Part 2)

    Jan 29 2019

    Question of the Day: Are we bad drivers in New Zealand? Give us your best road rage story. We take a lot of pride in our record around gender equality, but is it justified if you look at our biggest companies' boards of directors? Miranda Burdon from Global Women joins us with her two cents. The UK is cracking down in a big way on the obligations of social media influencers who are paid by companies to promote their products. Should we be taking similar steps here? Cadbury's chocolate marshmallo...more

  • The Panel with Andrew Frame and Victoria Stewart (Part 1)

    Jan 29 2019

    Our top tax rate kicks in when your earnings hit $70,000 - much lower than many other places in the world. Tax expert Terry Baucherjoins the panellists to explain why he thinks it's time for a rethink. A Wellington city councillor wants to stop the relentless honking in the Mount Victoria tunnel. Our panellists give their thoughts, and Gabor Toth from Wellington library explains a bit about the history behind the tradition. It's HOT. Richmond has hit 33.8 degrees celsius - the hottest since reco...more

  • Story of the day for 29 January 2019

    Jan 29 2019

    The United Arab Emirates has made great strides in diversity, handing out awards for gender equality, but there's something strange about the recipients ...

  • Pre-Panel for 29 January 2019

    Jan 29 2019

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  • How do you cope with being away from your phone?

    Jan 28 2019

    Here's a new term for you: "nomophobia" - the fear of being away from your mobile phone. The panellists weigh in on whether they're afflicted.

  • Adults are being priced out of going to the dentist

    Jan 28 2019

    Is dental care a right, or a privilege? While it's free for all under-18s, the hefty costs put many adults off taking care of their teeth.

  • Are prisoners being set up to fail upon release?

    Jan 28 2019

    Former MP Chester Borrows wants to double the amount of money prisoners receive when they get out of jail ... but is there political will for such an idea?

  • Question of the Day

    Jan 28 2019

    Question of the Day: if you were to invent a new ice-cream flavour, what would it be?

  • Hair today, gone when school starts ...

    Jan 28 2019

    Should a young person's school be able to dictate whether or not they can wear their hair long?

  • Are the summer holidays too long for parents?

    Jan 28 2019

    National MP Nicola Willis says six-week summer holidays are stressing out parents and boring kids, and should be cut to four weeks.

  • Is there appetite for a centrist environmental party?

    Jan 28 2019

    Political commentator Ben Thomas chimes in on the viability of a new, centrist, environmentally-focussed political party

  • The Panel with Andrew Clay and Poly Filla (Part 2)

    Jan 28 2019

    Question of the Day: if you were to invent a new ice-cream flavour, what would it be? Former MP Chester Borrows wants to double the amount of money prisoners receive when they get out of jail ... but is there political will for such an idea? Is dental care a right, or a privilege? While it's free for all under-18s, the hefty costs put many adults off taking care of their teeth. Here's a new term for you: "nomophobia" - the fear of being away from your mobile phone. The panellists weigh in on whe...more

  • The Panel with Andrew Clay and Poly Filla (Part 1)

    Jan 28 2019

    Political commentator Ben Thomas chimes in on the viability of a new, centrist, environmentally-focussed political party. National MP Nicola Willis says six-week summer holidays are stressing out parents and boring kids, and should be cut to four weeks. Should a young person's school be able to dictate whether or not they can wear their hair long?

  • Story of the day for 28 January 2019

    Jan 28 2019

    It's diet season, that time when everyone wants to get back on track with eatng and exercising, get rid of the extra kgs they may have put on over the holidays.

  • Pre-Panel for 28 January 2019

    Jan 28 2019

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  • The panellists discuss the big issues facing youth in NZ

    Jan 25 2019

    Wallace and the panellists discuss the big issues facing youth in New Zealand. We speak to three young people coming to the end of their schooling.

  • Question of the Day for 25 January 2019

    Jan 25 2019

    Question of the Day: What did you want to be when you grew up? (and what do you really do now?)

  • KiwiBuild misses its targets

    Jan 25 2019

    Housing Minister Phil Twyford has revealed KiwiBuild won't hit its target of 1000 homes this year as promised. The opposition is calling the scheme a failure, but some say there's still hope.

  • Gondolas or ziplines to Rangitoto considered

    Jan 25 2019

    An Auckland Iwi leader has proposed gondolas or ziplines to get people to Rangitoto Island. It's thought the Island isn't being used to its potential for both locals and tourists.

  • The debate over Margaret Court Arena

    Jan 25 2019

    Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has called for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed, in a speech at the Australian Open.

  • FPA report details leak

    Jan 25 2019

    The working Group on fair pay agreements has delivered its report to Workplace relations Minister Ian Lees Galloway. The full details aren't known, but a few of the details have been leaked.

  • The Panel with Ella Henry and Jordan Carter (Part 2)

    Jan 25 2019

    Housing Minister Phil Twyford has revealed KiwiBuild won't hit its target of 1000 homes this year as promised. The opposition is calling the scheme a failure, but some say there's still hope. We get the panelists opinions on the future of the house-building plan. Wallace and the panellists discuss the big issues facing youth in New Zealand. We speak to three young people coming to the end of their schooling - Gala Baumfield from Wellington High School, Daniel Kennedy from Orewa College, and Luke...more

  • The Panel with Ella Henry and Jordan Carter (Part 1)

    Jan 25 2019

    The working Group on fair pay agreements has delivered it's report to Workplace relations Minister Ian Lees Galloway. The full details aren't known, but a few of the details have been leaked. We speak to First Union's Dennis Maga about what has come out. Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has called for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed, in a speech at the Australian Open. In light of Margaret Court's opposition to same-sex marriage, Ms Wintour said it is "inconsistent for the sport" t...more

  • Story of the day for 25 January 2019

    Jan 25 2019

    Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

  • Pre-Panel for 25 January 2019

    Jan 25 2019

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  • No drinking alone if you're a woman

    Jan 24 2019

    An interesting piece in the BBC about a woman named Clementine Crawford who was reportedly told she couldn't sit alone at the bar at her favourite New York restaurant.

  • The nudists next door - Takapuna's apartment problem

    Jan 24 2019

    Resident's of a townhouse in Takapuna are outraged over the actions of people living in an apartment complex next door. One man was seen naked in his apartment, in full view of young children nearby.

  • Venezuela in chaos

    Jan 24 2019

    Venezuela's opposition leader Jaun Guaido has declared himself interim president of the country and has been recognised by the US president.

  • Is Auckland the new music capital?

    Jan 24 2019

    Newsroom has published a piece by Sasha Borissenko asking whether Auckland's music scene has trumped Wellington's.

  • Question of the Day

    Jan 24 2019

    Question of the Day: Do YOU wear shoes when driving?

  • Rugby losing its allure

    Jan 24 2019

    Rugby appears to be losing its lustre among boys, the number of boys playing rugby in secondary schools is declining at an alarming rate.

  • Politicians, except the PM, head to Ratana

    Jan 24 2019

    MPs will be heading to Ratana today, widely often viewed as the start of the political year. It is the birthday of Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana and New Zealand politicians traditionally join the many thousands that descend on Ratana.

  • The Panel with Michelle A'Court and Gary McCormick (Part 2)

    Jan 24 2019

    Nearly 200,000 Kiwis have been affected by revenge porn and online image-based sexual abuse. That's the finding of a new report from Netsafe, the first research of its kind here. People under 30 are more likely to be impacted, but adults of all ages are dealing with this problem. Martin Cocker, CEo of Netsafe, tells us how to report abuse like this. MPs will be heading to Ratana today, widely often viewed as the start of the politcal year. It is the birthday of Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana and New Z...more

  • The Panel with Michelle A'Court and Gary McCormick (Part 1)

    Jan 24 2019

    Nearly 200,000 Kiwis have been affected by revenge porn and online image-based sexual abuse. That's the finding of a new report from Netsafe, the first research of its kind here. People under 30 are more likely to be impacted, but adults of all ages are dealing with this problem. Martin Cocker, CEo of Netsafe, tells us how to report abuse like this. MPs will be heading to Ratana today, widely often viewed as the start of the politcal year. It is the birthday of Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana and New Z...more

  • Kiwis affected by revenge porn

    Jan 24 2019

    Nearly 200,000 Kiwis have been affected by revenge porn and online image-based sexual abuse. That's the finding of a new report from Netsafe, the first research of its kind here.

  • Pre-Panel for 24 January 2019

    Jan 24 2019

    What the Panelists Gary McCormick and Michelle A'Court have been thinking about.

  • Fundraiser for Fyre Festival workers

    Jan 23 2019

    Two documentaries have been released about 2017's disastrous Fyre Festival. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help one of the local Bahamian workers who were left out of pocket after the event.

  • US Presidential candidates come out of the woodwork

    Jan 23 2019

    The US Presidential election isn't until 2020 but Democratic candidates have already started to declare their intentions.

  • 'Overtourism' a new concern

    Jan 23 2019

    'Overtourism' is a serious issue around the world. It's the idea that we might have reached "peak tourism" because our incredible destination can't handle the crowds.

  • Climate change and proposals: Jacinda Ardern overseas

    Jan 23 2019

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spent her first day at the World Economic Forum in Davos speaking passionately about climate change alongside naturalist Sir David Attenborough and former US vice President Al Gore.

  • Question of the Day for 23 January 2019

    Jan 23 2019

    Question of the Day: What is OK to take from work, and what is stealing?

  • What's stealing and what's not

    Jan 23 2019

    Stealing is illegal, but what if you're not sure if it IS stealing? The workplace can be difficult, is taking a pen home a fire-able offence?

  • Poetry boom

    Jan 23 2019

    Sales of poetry is soaring. The Guardian attributes the popularity of poetry to a rise in passion for politics, especially among teenagers and millennials. Sales hit an all-time high in the UK last year.

  • Embattled MP Jami-Lee apologises

    Jan 23 2019

    Former National MP Jami-Lee Ross has spoken out about his ordeal last year in a Facebook page entitled "Leaving bitterness and hatred behind".

  • Wellington the most expensive place to rent

    Jan 23 2019

    Wellington is the most expensive in the country to rent, Trade Me says. Rents are up 5.8 percent to an all time high of a median $565. Auckland remains high and the National median has also risen.

  • The Panel with Julia Hartley Moore and Guy Williams (Part 2)

    Jan 23 2019

    Topics - Stealing is illegal, but what if you're not sure if it IS stealing? The workplace can be difficult, is taking a pen home a fireable offence? In a Stuff opinion piece, a lawyer recounts the case of a worker who thought her could take home leftover booze. He was sacked but then reinstated by an employment relations commision. We ask the panelists and listeners what they think. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spent her first day at the World Economic Forum in Davos speaking passionately ...more

  • The Panel with Julia Hartley Moore and Guy Williams (Part 1)

    Jan 23 2019

    Topics - Wellington is the most expensive in the country to rent, Trade Me says. Rents are up 5.8 percent to an all time high of a median $565. Auckland remains high and the National median has also risen. We talk to Kate Day from Renters United about what this means for renters, particularly students. Former National MP Jami-Lee Ross has spoken out about his ordeal last year in a Facebook page entilted "Leaving bitterness and hatred behind". In it he apologises to everybody he hurt last year an...more

  • Story of the day for 23 January 2019

    Jan 23 2019

    Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

  • Pre-Panel for 23 January

    Jan 23 2019

    Question of the Day: What is OK to take from work, and what is stealing?