"In my view even the supporters of euthanasia should oppose this Bill," Mr English says.
In case you missed the show today, here are the best bits for you to listen back to from Thursday 16th August 2018.
“It’s the language of this county and we all need to know our indigenous language.”
"We're babysitting a lot of drunk people," says the New Zealand Police Alcohol Harm Prevention coordinator.
"It's a birthright of New Zealanders to buy homes in New Zealand, not the birthright of overseas people - for them it's a privilege."
A visiting economist believes a higher tax would cut down hazardous drinking levels.
The sheer unaffordability of housing in Auckland is the main thing keeping prices steady, says the economist.
Threats of further strike action by teachers has not pleased Education Minister Chris Hipkins.
Here's the best bits from The Long Lunch for Wednesday August 15th, 2018.
New figures show a rise in proceeds from gaming machines, meaning more funds will be available for community groups.
A Wellington teacher says today's strike action is important for the future of the education system.
"It takes several years just to get teachers qualified so you just think about that."
National MP Judith Collins wants to know who leaked National leader Simon Bridges' roadshow expenses to Newshub.
This week, leaked documents to Newshub showed Simon Bridges' roadshow spending, adding up to more than $100,000.
John Palino has signalled intent to run for Auckland Mayor in 2019 – which would mark his third crack at mayoralty.
In case you missed The Long Lunch today, here are the best bits from Tuesday August 14th 2018.
Nine in 10 Kiwis believe electricity prices are “too high", according to a new survey by One Big Switch.
The Project's Kanoa Lloyd joined Morning Talk to weigh in on the issue.
But when he lost the ability to walk 500m without assistance, he no longer met Pharmac’s criteria for an MS drug.
He scored the former Government even lower than Helen Clark's time in the beehive.
The current offer would need to be doubled, "at least", to make the profession attractive to new teachers.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the primary school teachers’ strike is a culmination of the previous Government's neglect.
Principals vs classroom teachers: Should a profession with an average starting salary of over $90k be asking for more money?
In case you missed The Long Lunch today, here are some of the best bits from Monday August 13th 2018.
Questions are being raised about New Zealand's role in the trade of ivory, both globally and domestically.
A public health professor is calling for national restrictions on the herbicide.
National has "some sympathy" for ACT's plan to cut the number of MPs and the Māori seats, but isn't sure the hassle would be worth it.
For more than 150 years, Cornwall Park farm has occupied the land around Auckland's One Tree Hill.
In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Trudi Nelson on Sunday 12th August.
For the first time in ten years, P!NK will be performing in New Zealand; touring in support of her #1 Platinum hit album, Beautiful Trauma.