14 Oct 2014

The Panel with Lisa Scott and Tim Watkin (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:32 pm on 14 October 2014

Topics - it's getting tougher to get into the world's great universities. It's the deadline shortly for applications for Oxford, for example, and the Telegraph newspaper reports new requirements for A passes. We have various claims made in ads on television at the moment. One we're interested in ascertaining the truth of today is "The poisons will linger long after the smoke has disappeared" in the TV ad about the dangers of smoking in your car. The sentencing of Oscar Pistorius. Yesterday we discussed how the South African Law Society thinks he won't get jail. He'll get correctional supervision and be made to pay money to Reeva Steenkamp's family. Two dams in the Hunua Ranges were found to have traces of a toxic herbicide applied to nearby forestry blocks. Watercare Services says there was no risk to public health. Auckland Council was told. Then the Council and Watercare Services kept it quiet from the public until a whistleblower piped up.