6 Nov 2014

The Panel with Garry Moore and Tony Doe (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:08 pm on 6 November 2014

Topics - Solid Energy says Pike River Mine will not be re-entered. The company says the risks to life remain too high. Families of the 29 miners predicted this decision and we'll speak to Bernie Monk. A group of Far North iwi want to restrict the use of Ninety Mile Beach as part of their Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the Crown. Violence and video games. Yet another study out on the topic - this one strongly stating there's no link between playing violent video games and violent youth crime. The study's well-publicised on front pages, it's in the Journal of Communication, and it counteracts the prevailing belief - and the worries of many parents - that exposing youth to mature-rated games desensitises them to acts of aggression, leading them to commit them in vulnerable instances.