19 Nov 2014

The Panel with Steve McCabe and Tainui Stephens (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:34 pm on 19 November 2014

Topics - out of Canada this morning - Transit rife with sexual predators as women subjected to daily abuse on buses and subways. Increasingly transit authorities in the world are proclaiming the safety of public transport while various sets of figures emerge suggesting the opposite. Roger Sutton, he's taking a bit of time off, horrified by allegations he made a suggestive comment about Prime Minister John Key's wife, Bronagh. The drip feed continues of what he was like as a boss, what he may have said, that his mea culpa revelations may have been selective. Auckland Council this year had to pull back on banning the scattering of loved ones' ashes and on making people with urns of ashes consult with Wahi Tapu Maori Kimiti (Maori committees overseeing sacred areas) and pay fees. Now in Christchurch a draft bylaw that would allow ashes to be scattered in parks and reserves or buried in public gardens may be changed after objections from local iwi.

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