Come along to enjoy a drink, a meal, and join Gareth and supporters at the iconic Backbencher Pub for another night of LIVE pub politics.
This week Gareth will be debating with Labour MP Trevor Mallard, National MP Aaron Gilmore and United Future leader Peter Dunne.
Hope to see you there! Alternatively, you can watch in live on Channel 7 or www.tvnz.co.nz/back-benches
Topics this week include...
If you can't afford a lawyer...:Then one can be appointed to you without charge. Is this right to legal aid about to go for many New Zealanders? The legal aid system is expensive to be sure but how should we re-vamp the system? Have we raised the bar too high to qualify for legal aid? Should the wealthy be exempt? And will these changes mean justice is not served?
Rocketing costs: It seems like everything is getting more expensive these days - groceries, petrol, gas, electriciy. It's getting tougher for many families as inflation is on the rise. Can anything be done to make life more affordable? Or is this just the way things are going to be from now on?