Thursday 23 October 2014, with Jim Mora
Ali Jones and Selwyn Manning
The shooting in the Canadian parliament; when John Key speaks as our prime minister and when he doesn't; the future of power cuts for Auckland and not future for Big Santa; how many books do NZers read; the sign that the Masterton pub has had to take down advertising beer; and the new Hobbit safety video for Air NZ.
Audio from Thursday 23 October 2014
The Panel pre-show for 23 October 2014 ( 14′ 48″ )
15:45 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
16:07 Topics - New Zealand's terror threat level isn't being raised, as a result of the shootings at Canada's Parliament. But, there have been swift changes to security at New Zealand's parliament - now only two entrances will be open for MPs, staff and the general public, and they will be heavily monitored. The main door to the Beehive will remain open - that's where people must pass through a security screen - and the entry to Bowen House from Lambton Quay will stay open. The chairman of Vector, Michael Stiassny, has more or less said "tough" to Aucklanders about power cuts, power outages are a part of life and people should get used to it and plan for them.