29 Oct 2014

The Panel with Phoebe Fletcher and Stephen Franks (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:07 pm on 29 October 2014

Topics - Operation Clover, the investigation into the "Roast Busters" allegations. The alleged offenders won't be prosecuted because of a lack of evidence. A UNICEF report - Children of the Recession - has revealed child poverty levels haven't changed much here. The proportion of children in poverty in New Zealand has come down .4 of a percent, from 18.8 in 2008 to 18.4 in 2012. Stephen Franks asks on his blog "Why have NZ media not reported this NZ research before British media did under the following headline - "Are eco-friendly bulbs BAD for the environment? LEDs attract 50% more insects and could damage ecosystems". Scientists at New Zealand-based research institute Scion found traps placed near LEDs captured 48 per cent more insects than traps near sodium-vapour lights.

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