2 Oct 2014

The Panel with Rosemary Mcleod and Tainui Stephens (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:34 pm on 2 October 2014

Topics - your sense of smell could predict when you'll die, that's the dramatic headline from a new study, and its a pretty respectable study. The University of Chicago. John Herridge a Christchurch truck driver is going to pay more than ten thousand dollars to the family of a cyclist he killed, Sharla Haerewa. He cut across her path on Lincoln Road. From all accounts he showed considerable remorse and attended a hui with the family. John Herridge's lawyer, Mark Callaghan, says his client didn't see Ms Haerewa before the crash because she was in his blind spot. The Australian PM is supporting a bid to ban the burqa from Parliament House on security grounds. There's been a backlash. Mr Abbott said he found the burqa a "fairly confronting form of attire and frankly I wish it weren't worn".

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