Category Archives: media

Radio Live Panel: 22 May 2016

Listen to my Radio Live panel with  Melissa Davies and Trish Sherson. Prime Minister, John Key, and Finance Minister, Bill English, seem to be at odds over whether we will have a tax cut or if it is best to pay … Continue reading

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Radio Live Panel: 20 March 2016

Listen to my Radio Live panel with Heather du Plessis-Allan and Melissa Davies. We talk about international corporations evading tax through base erosion profit shifting (BEPS), online bullying, and taxis – what a rip-off – why not just Uber instead?  

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Radio Live Panel: 14 February 2016

Listen to my Radio Live panel with Heather du Plessis-Allan and Rodney Hide. We talk about whether police should pursue suspects fleeing in vehicles; whether New Zealand cricket crowds are as abusive as Australian ones (I’m very sceptical);  the crowd-funded … Continue reading

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Radio Live Panel: 29 November 2015

Listen to my RadioLive panel with Mark Sainsbury and Bill Ralston. We talk about the Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms that are about to go to Select Committee. The discussion turns to what we should do about the port in Auckland … Continue reading

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Paul Henry Panel: 23 November 2015

A panel with former National Party President, Michelle Boag, on the Paul Henry Show. We discuss Phil Goff’s announcement that he is standing for the mayoralty of Auckland and scan the distant horizon for any genuine competitors. This is amusing to watch in retrospect as … Continue reading

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Radio Live Panel: 25 October 2015

Listen to my RadioLive panel with Mark Sainsbury and Matthew Hooton. We talked about the annual round of scrutiny of MPs’ expenses. These tend to be a bit of a beat up but we are more critical of the former-MPs and their … Continue reading

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Paul Henry Panel: 22 October 2015

A panel with Heather du Plessis-Allan on the Paul Henry Show. We discuss Heather’s exploitation of a legal loophole to purchase a rifle and the prosecution that may result. What would my legal advice be for Chris Cairns? We discuss Annette … Continue reading

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Paul Henry Panel: 28 September 2015

A panel with Sarah Hall on the Paul Henry Show. Drones: after a recent near-miss with a commercial jet, should operators be licenced? Should Child, Youth and Family be encouraging sterilisation? Education and contraception? Paul coins a ‘Mr Snippy’ franchise. Quick … Continue reading

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The Nation Panel: 29 August 2015

I appeared on a panel with Fran O’Sullivan and Deborah Morris-Travers on TV3’s The Nation. We discussed the Serco contract at Mount Eden prison, the prospects for privatisation of public services, and the Commissioner for Childrens’ report on Child, Youth and Family.

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Paul Henry Panel: 27 August 2015

A panel with Willie Jackson on the Paul Henry show. The Rugby World Cup liquor licensing law change. Child Youth and Family reform. Stephen Hawkings’ new theory on black holes.

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