This Week On Prime TV’s “Back Benches”

August 4th, 2014 at 7:38 pm by Kokila Patel

YAUN YOU BUY OUR FARMS?:  Lochinver Station is up for sale and Chinese company & Crafar Farms owners, Shanghai Pengxin, want to buy the land. The potential purchase has reignited the debate over foreign ownership of kiwi land. Do we need to have a limit on what foreign buyers can own? Does it matter what kind of land it is and what it will be used for? Does it matter if it is a home in Auckland or a farm in the Waikato? Does it matter where the buyer is from? Currently, there are no statistics collected on who is buying property in NZ. Does that need to change?

CONSERVATION CORPS:  Labour pledges boot camps will be out and they’ll bring back the Conservation Corps in order to get more young people into work which would mix conservation work with vocational training for 16-24 year olds.  Is this the solution for youth unemployment?


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, 6th of August at 6pm. Filming begins around 6:15pm.

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

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Our Panel: Green Party MP Holly Walker, Labour MP Chris Hipkins, and National MP Chris Tremain.

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

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5 Responses to “This Week On Prime TV’s “Back Benches””

  1. jp_1983 (204 comments) says:

    Two retiring mp’s and a ginga on the line up with 44 days to go till the election can’t wait

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  2. OneTrack (2,970 comments) says:

    This show is shaping up to be essential election year viewing for left wing voters.

    fify

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  3. hj (6,813 comments) says:

    back benches epitomises what is wrong with the media in it’s (presumed?) role of making society better informed. The talking heads after Q&A, Nation etc, aren’t much better as they don’t represent broad opinion.

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  4. Tarquin North (254 comments) says:

    If the Herald thinks it’s essential viewing that’s good enough for me. I think I’ll watch a repeat of Bonanza instead.

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  5. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    The usual crap from this bunch of Labour-Green cheerleaders.

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