The Panel with Tim Watkin and Virginia Larsen (Part 2)
Topics - without giving any particular chocolate maker a plug, it seems the day of the chocolate box may be limited. Just as we don't buy collections of songs on albums much any more, we prefer to download songs we like, chocolates are going the same way. Dunedin Hospital, cash-strapped of course as with all the DHBs, has spent $129,000 on a nice fish tank. It's at the entrance to the children's ward. It cost $73,000 to install and perhaps that's understandable because it's three metres long. But in its first year it has also cost more than $1000 a week to run. Auckland Council staff are opposing a public referendum on whether to charge motorway tolls or raise fuel taxes and rates to fill a multibillion-dollar transport funding gap. They say it will be too costly and confusing.