NCEA is in for a shakeup, with some subjects being dropped or combined for Level 1. The president of Grey Power Mac Welch joins The Panel to respond to claims superannuation should be means tested. Food writer Niki Bezzant joins The Panel to talk about the new school lunches being handed out in schools. The 12-person jury deciding the fate of Harvey Weinstein continue to deliberate, after three days.
Otago University infectious diseases expert Professor David Murdoch joins The Panel to talk about fears the coronavirus will hit during the flu season. Water NZ's' Noel Roberts joins The Panel to discuss Wellington's continuing water woes.
On this day in 1959, 16 year old Jimi Hendrix made his stage debut when he played a show at the Temple De Hirsch Sinai synagogue in Seattle. Famed Moral Philosopher Peter Singer has had his talk at SkyCity cancelled, Patrick Corish from the Free Speech Coalitions discusses this with The Panel. College Sport Auckland chief executive Jim Lonergan talks to The Panel about the changing face of college sport. A mother and son are fighting a Rotorua school's rules on facial hair.
Women's Refuge's Ang Jury joins the panel to discuss the case of a woman and her children killed, allegedly be her estranged husband. Associate Professor Anthony Fowler joins The Panel to talk about the increasing drought in the north, and concerns about water supply. New Zealand Cricket and media company NZME have failed to reach a deal on radio broadcast rights for next season's international and domestic matches.