Q+A: Sunday, March 17 2013

March 22nd, 2013 at 8:20 pm by Kokila Patel

On Q+A this Sunday, NZ’s in the midst of a drought so how will it affect you and me and our pockets? We speak to the Finance Minister Bill English, and a climate scientist who says we have to no option but to adapt.

Also on the programme, is New Zealand set to become a world leader in energy? We speak to visiting economic geologist Dr Scott Tinker.

And the Catholic Church has a new Pope, we hear the view of a Kiwi Catholic.

On the panel this week is political scientist Dr Raymond Miller, former Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, and Tower Investments’ CEO Sam Stubbs.

Join host Susan Wood and political editor Corin Dann on Q+A at 9am this Sunday on TV One.

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9 Responses to “Q+A: Sunday, March 17 2013”

  1. gazzmaniac (2,317 comments) says:

    New Zealand wouldn’t know a proper drought if it found one. Never has there been a ten year drought like parts of New South Wales and Queensland have had.
    Grow some balls New Zealand, it’ll rain at some stage this year.

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  2. UpandComer (506 comments) says:

    Come on gazz, it’s a proper drought when your capital city is getting close to single digits of days stored drinking water. Adelaide is it’s own special case of mismanagement and stupidity and bad luck.

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  3. edhunter (494 comments) says:

    How a group of islands can seriously be considered to be in a drought is beyond me, lack of rain yes, mismanagement of resources yes, drought no.
    And just why the fuck you’d have Jeanette Fitzsimons a significant stake holder in Wind Technologies is truly beyond me.

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  4. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    March 17 3013

    Oops & Oops :)

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  5. All_on_Red (1,346 comments) says:

    “and a climate scientist who says we have to no option but to adapt.”

    Adapt to what? If you look at the raw temperature data of the seven station series for NZ since 1885, we have actually cooled.
    Perhaps they could ask this scientist why NIWA adjusted the early data downwards to create an upward trend to show warming since 1885. And also to produce the Paper which lists the methodology and reasons for doing so?

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  6. Fairfacts Media (371 comments) says:

    And what type of climate change will we have to adapt to?
    The Guardian is poking fun at Dave Cameron’s coalition government for ushering in colder, wetter weather, far different to the sun and warmth of the Tony Blair years.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2013/mar/22/weather-worse-coalition-government
    Meanwhile, Piers Corbyn of Weather Action is renewing his forecasts of a Little Ice Age after further successes at predicting the bleak British winter, which continues to dump yet more March snow.
    http://www.weatheraction.com/
    It maybe so that New Zealand has enjoyed a warm summer but many other places, especially in the Northern hemisphere have experienced much and unusual cold and snow this winter.

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  7. Viking2 (11,125 comments) says:

    Snow in Britain a week before summer

    Saturday, 23, Mar, 2013 9:52AM

    With a week to go before Britain switches over to summer time, it’s snowing.

    A sudden cold snap has brought travel chaos and freezing conditions.

    To make things worse the country is running short of the gas used for heating in millions of homes.

    Energy analyst Matt Osbourne says it is possible supplies will be exhausted in 36 hours.

    “We’ve had issues getting flows out of storage facilities and now today we’ve had issues getting flows from the continent. All of this is just a compounding issue essentially for a very bad winter.”

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  8. Elaycee (4,299 comments) says:

    Dr Scott Tinker.
    Dr Raymond Miller
    Former Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons
    Tower Investments’ CEO Sam Stubbs
    Join …. political editor Corin Dann

    Jeez…. TV1′s true colours on show again. I’ll give it a miss, thanks. :(

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  9. HC (152 comments) says:

    Hah, funny, when was this posted? On the 22nd of March (2 days ago)? I saw Q+A this morning, Sunday, 24 Mrch 2013, and surely, there was a different panel and there were different persons being interviewed.

    Has this been the result of a bit too much wine or beer in a relaxed hour of part time posting?

    Anyway, we all get some things wrong at certain times. Maybe it was “re-posted” by mistake?

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