The Panel with Irene Gardiner and Joe Bennett (Part 1)
Topics - is the cost of a flag referendum worth it? Cabinet has approved the process for getting a new flag, which will involve two referenda projected to cost nearly 26 million dollars. The first referendum will be held at the end of next year, with voters able to choose from three or four designs. The Immigration Minister is "looking into" Kim Dotcom's failure to disclose a dangerous driving conviction on his application for New Zealand residency. Kim Dotcom did not declare a conviction for dangerous driving on his application for New Zealand residency even though he had pleaded guilty to the charge eight months earlier. The Government has been called upon to lead by example and select more frugal alternatives to its fleet of luxury ministerial limousines when it replaces them over the next year.