25 Nov 2014

The Panel with Jeremy Hansen and Tau Henare (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:37 pm on 25 November 2014

Topics - Delilah is no longer a popular girl's name, and perhaps that is in part because it's associated with mischief, thanks to Tom Jones. It's long been claimed that names can influence your chances of doing well in life, we've talked about that a few times, and the gist of the resrearch around this is that a name like David will propel you successfully through life whereas a name like Riffmeister or Babylon Bill will not. The very sad incident in the American city of Cleveland, where police shot a 12-year-old African American boy who was brandishing a fake gun at a Cleveland playground. A prominent Massey University researcher says New Zealand urgently needs a high-level strategy on population change. And he says, without one, we're facing a myriad of problems - ranging from regional decline to growing shortages in housing and service provision. The Government is warming to the idea of a 110kmh speed limit on the country's best roads. It's now seriously considering a 110 kmh limit for several new motorways, including Transmission Gully.