The Panel with Rosemary McLeod and Ellen Read (Part 1)
Topics - The ACT Party continues to support its leader John Banks even though he now faces trial on charges of electoral fraud. ACT's president John Boscawen has joined the Prime Minister, John Key, in accepting Mr Banks' assurance that he did nothing wrong when filing his electoral return following the 2010 Auckland mayoral election. The Government has ordered an independent investigation into allegations of misspending by the general manager of the commercial arm of Kohanga Reo. TPO has announced that a staff member has been suspended and credit cards issued to staff and governors of the organisation have been cancelled in the wake of the allegations.