The Panel with Barry Corbett and Ellen Read (Part 1)
Topics - The Speaker of the House of Representatives will seek clarification from Mana Party leader Hone Harawira about his taxpayer-funded trip to South Africa, now that it has come under fire from the Government. Does anyone understand why Don Brash is talking up Rodney Hide as the next leader of the Act party? Auckland councillors have agreed to censure Mayor Len Brown following yesterday's marathon (five-hour) meeting to decide how to punish him over fallout from his sex scandal and other embarrassing behaviour. Competition is reported to be heating up between the New Zealand banking sector and other financial lenders - and this is seen to be partly due to the new mortgage lending restrictions.