The Panel with Wena Harawira and Barry Corbett (Part 1)
Topics - the government is planning to sell thousands of state houses...the idea is for the houses to then be managed by social housing providers. Not another "big asset sale" though says the new housing minister Paula Bennett. Up to 22,000 properties involved. Are fireworks worth it? A ban on the personal sale of fireworks is to be considered by a parliamentary select committee this Wednesday, after a petition from Ponsonby film-maker Charlotte Purdy gathered 25,000 signatures. Now to the story we want to discuss. Junior rugby is 'putting little kids in harm's way' says Sandra McNab, Sir Brian Lochore's daughter. Her son's Under-15 Wairarapa College side faced a team from a rival school boasting huge players who were clearly too old for the grade in the first match of the rugby season. A Wairarapa player was taken to hospital with a bruised spine after being crushed by a much larger opponent 10 minutes in.