Q+A 31 July 2011

July 29th, 2011 at 3:44 pm by Kokila Patel

Q+A features leading scientists Robert, Lord Winston and Sir Peter Gluckman on protecting our most vulnerable children this Sunday.

Following the government’s controversial green paper this week, we’ll ask what can be done in those early years and what science can teach us?  Then, the politics. Labour is pushing a child-centred policy, so what solutions can deputy leader Annette King offer?

Paul Holmes looks at the battle for the presidency of the Maori Women’s Welfare League that’s gone all the way to court. Destiny  Church leader and presidential candidate Hannah Tamaki talks about her aspirations and the controversy that’s dogged her campaign.

Joining Dr Jon Johansson on the panel are Maxim Institute Chief Executive Greg Fleming and former Human Rights Commissioner and academic Ella Henry.

Q+A, 9-10am Sundays on TV ONE.  Repeats at 9.10pm Sundays, 10.10am and 2.10pm Mondays on TVNZ 7       

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9 Responses to “Q+A 31 July 2011”

  1. kowtow (8,755 comments) says:

    Who ever needed scientists to tell us how to bring up our children?

    Roll on the superstate.

    What a pathetic state of affairs.

    It’s a bit like the best and brightest of NZ paying $500 to listen to a clapped out and morally bankrupt British politician hawking his tawdry wares. FFS.

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  2. starboard (2,549 comments) says:

    “former Human Rights Commissioner and academic Ella Henry”

    ..didnt she get the boot..or had to stand down?

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  3. mikenmild (11,702 comments) says:

    Thanks DPF. I don’t usually watch, but Robert Winston should be good value. No chance of Kim Hill interviewing him I suppose?

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  4. Pete Macaulay (47 comments) says:

    This will be fascinating. Two of the most respected thinkers on this topic. Peter’s book “Mismatch” provides real insights into the changes that our species is going through due to a plethora of inputs and pressures. Winston & Gluckman are not telling us how to bring up kids, but will show what has happened to us and what is likely to happen from now based on all the variables they have been able to identify and measure. This is science not politics!

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  5. alex Masterley (1,523 comments) says:

    But will the poison dwarf let them hold centre stage or will he hog the camera

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  6. thedavincimode (6,871 comments) says:

    Masterly, nice try but we all know the answer to that.

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  7. Chris2 (770 comments) says:

    Starboard @3:57pm Yes, Ella Henry’s partner/husband drove through a school crossing in West Auckland and a cop who happened to be on duty ticketed him.

    Henry misused her position as a Human Rights Commissioner by writing to the Police on official Human Rights Commission letterhead trying to get her husband off by claiming the cop only ticketed her husband because he was a maori and that he wouldn’t have done it to a white driver.

    Big stink followed and she resigned but the best bit was the cop involved was either part maori himself, or had a maori partner – can’t remember off-hand which it was, but it sure blunted her outrageous claim of police racism.

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  8. starboard (2,549 comments) says:

    ah yes I remember now , thanks for that…thought there was a foul stench associated with her name.

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  9. Chris2 (770 comments) says:

    The other interesting aspect is that on her AUT biography page she conceals her previous appointment as a Human Rights Commissioner.

    She writes about organising a maori film festival 30 years ago, but oh dear, there is no mention of the Human Rights Commission position!

    http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/te-ara-poutama/our-people/ella-henry

    It beggers belief than TVNZ repeatedly trot her out on the box. Surely there must be more able maori academics available?

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