Back Benches 23 July 2014

July 21st, 2014 at 7:11 pm by Kokila Patel

THIS WEEK ON PRIME TV’s “”: Watch Wallace Chapman, Damian Christie, the Panel and special guests discuss the week’s hottest topics!


WORK, WORK, WORK:  Larry Page, boss of the internet giant, Google suggested it’s time for us to work less saying a 4-day work week would create a better work/life balance, happier workers and more productive. Should New Zealand get on board? Do we work too hard? How many work more than 40 hours a week? Do we respect a healthy work/life balance? Are we judged for taking time off? http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/60148227/google-boss-says-people-should-work-less

CENTRAL vs LOCAL BODY DECISIONS: Should water fluoridation be a central government decision versus being left up to local councils to decide. At the Local Government NZ Conference in Nelson, Kapiti Mayor Ross Church says the decision should be with the Ministry of Health rather than local bodies. Does it matter there is no consistency from town to town? And if it becomes a national decision-will it properly represent the feelings of the local residents?


There are two ways to get in on the political pub action:
First, you can join the live audience in Wellington’s iconic Backbencher Pub on Wednesday, 23rd of July at 6pm. Filming begins around 6:15pm.

Or watch us that night on PRIME TV at 10:30pm!
http://www.primetv.co.nz/

Plus, Follow us on Facebook (BackBenchesTV) or on Twitter @BackBenchesTV.

Our Panel: Labour MP David Shearer, National MP Louise Upston, and Green Party MP Eugenie Sage.

” This show is shaping up to be essential election year viewing ” – Paul Casserly, NZ Herald 3/6/14

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7 Responses to “Back Benches 23 July 2014”

  1. Nostradamus (3,253 comments) says:

    Hmmm…

    CENTRAL vs LOCAL BODY DECISIONS: Should water fluoridation be a central government decision versus being left up to local councils to decide.

    Will it be mandatory for the crazy ones in the live audience to identify themselves by wearing tinfoil hats for this segment of the show? No need to Eugene Sage to do so – he’s already self-identified himself by representing the Green Party!

    Our Panel: Labour MP David Shearer, National MP Louise Upston, and Green Party MP Eugenie Sage.

    It would be far more entertaining to ditch the boring agenda (four-day working week and water fluoridation at this stage of the electoral cycle – FFS!) and ask David Shearer for some inside gossip on the Labour Party!

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  2. Johnboy (16,084 comments) says:

    As long as they don’t let whoever is in charge change it from Sodium fluorosilicate to Sodium fluoroacetate we should be OK! :)

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  3. OneTrack (3,027 comments) says:

    “and ask David Shearer for some inside gossip on the Labour Party!”

    The show is only half an hour isn’t it?

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  4. Steve (North Shore) (4,547 comments) says:

    18 minutes + adds.
    Johnboy is bringing sheep to make up the numbers. Imagine that, pissed sheep.
    OMG that’s what they are

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  5. Tauhei Notts (1,693 comments) says:

    I would like to watch the programme but that Wallace Chapman gives me the hot screaming heeby jeebies.

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  6. Fisiani (1,032 comments) says:

    Wallace Chapman is a Leftist nutjob but Louise will eat him up and spit him out. Eugenie Sage will start in Maori and end in her usual gibberish. Shearer will be relaxed and confident and everyone will wonder why he was rolled. His strong performance will contrast sharply with The Cunliffe (NB I was the first to use this term, still waiting for a hat tip from WO)

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  7. jp_1983 (207 comments) says:

    Will Shearer be disqualified from the show as a backbencher when he gets elevated to Leader of opposition in today’s leadership coup?

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