The Week In Review

A web-only programme review of news from the last 7 days.

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  • The Week In Review for week ending October 17 2014 ( 49′ 40″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... New Zealand wins a two-year spot on the United Nations Security Council, The Prime Minister downplays New Zealand's presence at a high level defence meeting in Washington on defeating Islamic State, David Cunliffe pulls out of the contest for the Labour Party leadership, throwing his support behind the list MP Andrew Little while Nanaia Mahuta enters the race for the Labour Party leadership, two men are cleared of all fraud charges from the massive South Canterbury Finance collapse and a third man is convicted, Australia's first woman Prime Minister releases her memoir, Treasury advises the Government of it's doubts about a comprehensive food in schools programme as the Prime Minister admits the Government sometimes delays releasing official information, the discovery of a historic waka unearthed from Papanui Inlet on the Otago Peninsula is a ''significant find'', according to a local kaumatua and the largest group of men ever to leave this country to fight overseas left from Wellington 100 years ago Thursday this week.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Oct 10 2014 ( 46′ 28″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the Prime Minister transfers responsibility for the country's security and intelligence agencies to the Attorney-General, the author of the book 'Dirty Politics' says his house has been raided by police, the Finance Minister blames local councils for rising levels of inequality, the man responsible for promoting Auckland to the World appears in court charged with tax evasion, one of the country's biggest helicopter companies goes into receivership with 70 jobs on the line and millions of dollars in debt, at least five police officers including a Canterbury area commander are the subject of a criminal investigation for presenting false evidence in court, the Auckland Council votes overwhelmingly to approve a contentious plan to drop 1080 in the Hunua Ranges, the discovery of a new faultline in Wellington is not expected to hit homeowners in the pocket or raise risk levels in the city and a Christchurch firefighter who helped amputate a man's leg to free him from earthquake wreckage has been given a rare honour for exceptional bravery.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Oct 10 2014 ( 46′ 28″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the Prime Minister transfers responsibility for the country's security and intelligence agencies to the Attorney-General, the author of the book 'Dirty Politics' says his house has been raided by police, the Finance Minister blames local councils for rising levels of inequality, the man responsible for promoting Auckland to the World appears in court charged with tax evasion, one of the country's biggest helicopter companies goes into receivership with 70 jobs on the line and millions of dollars in debt, at least five police officers including a Canterbury district commander are the subject of a criminal investigation for presenting false evidence in court, the Auckland Council votes overwhelmingly to approve a contentious plan to drop 1080 in the Hunua Ranges, the discovery of a new faultline in Wellington is not expected to hit homeowners in the pocket or raise risk levels in the city and a Christchurch firefighter who helped amputate a man's leg to free him from earthquake wreckage has been given a rare honour for exceptional bravery.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Oct 3 2014 ( 46′ 42″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... World dairy prices slump again but don't expect a cut in the price of milk butter and cheese, prepare to pay more for meat, Labour MPs decide to put new leadership in place by Christmas while the relationship between contender David Cunliffe and some MPs worsened, National offers a ministerial position to the United Future leader and an under secretary position to ACTs political novice, a New Zealand man could face trial in Australia for allegedly planning a trip to Syria to fight with jihadist forces, former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns vows to fully contest a charge of perjury laid by British police, a wananga is forced to pay back millions and two of its contractors may be investigated after a probe in to a Maori tourism course, the racing industry says betting on local races using overseas online gambling sites is costing the industry millions and a warning to anglers to avoid eating fish that could be tainted by 1080 poison.

  • Week In review for week ending Sept 25 2014 ( 47′ 19″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... how the general election turnout rated, pressure builds on Labour leader David Cunliffe to resign, the man who wrote of dirty tricks by the National Party insists the staffer at the heart of it has been fired, Fonterra's falling payout threatens up to a quarter of dairy farmers with making a loss this season, families of the Pike River victims remain confident re-entry into the mine could be possible, despite Solid Energy saying it could be fatal, former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns is formally charged with perjury, documents released by the Transport Agency show it spent millions of taxpayers dollars in its failed bid to to build the Basin Reserve flyover, has Auckland been putting development ahead of feeding the region's future population?, New Zealand Rugby says Aaron Cruden's boozy night out which caused him to miss his flight to South America and being dropped from the team is not symptomatic of alcohol problems in the All Blacks, a woman is walking again after ten years with the help of a high-tech to a wearable robot made by New Zealand company and Sir Ron Brierley's love of stamps has seen him unwittingly caught up in a legal dispute over an Australian stamp collection.

  • Week In Review week ending Sept 19 2014 ( 37′ 23″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald on American spy agency whistleblower Edward Snowden's claims New Zealand is under mass surveillance and the Prime Minister responds, the Green Party's proposal to restructure New Zealand's spy agencies is dismissed, a company running four wheel drive tours says it has been barred from using a Canterbury high country station by its new American owners but the owners deny they evicted the company off their land, the National Party is being sued by Eminem's music publishers, the pace of economic growth has eased due to waning exports, Amnesty International warns a Chinese anti-corruption body reportedly searching for people in New Zealand has tortured some it has captured, a jockey's been found guilty of betting on a rival horse and then holding his own mount back to ensure he collected on his bets and the speed limit on some roads is likely to rise to 110 kilometres an hour but on others drivers will have to put the brakes on.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Sept 12 2014 ( 41′ 24″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... A thousand people in Ashburton are told the evil of the Work and Income killings must not be forgotten, dozens contact police about a man who's been charged with drugging, sexually assaulting and filming tourists at his backpackers lodge, reaction to the TV 3 leaders debate on Wednesday night, anti drug campaigners warn butane huffing is on the rise again, a Hamilton district court judge has heavily fined a Waikato dairy farmer and warned polluting farmers of harsher penalties ahead, charter schools are defying their critics saying their students will have good pass rates this year, an advocacy group is warning that undiagnosed endometriosis is causing huge disruption to the education of some girls who have it, the end of an era in our skies and a young Wellington girl has become the youngest New Zealander to have won an international chess title.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Sept 5 2014 ( 45′ 25″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Police arrest the man accused of walking into a Work and Income Office and shooting three staff killing two and critically injuring the other, two significant polls have support for National over 50 percent and able to govern alone, three years after the CTV building collapsed in the Christchurch earthquakes killing 115 people, the Government's outlined its plans to get tougher on engineers, a third senior Dunedin City Council manager has resigned over the growing Citifleet scandal, politicians and health specialists call for the chief executive of the Food and Grocery Council to be sacked from the Government's Health Promotion Agency - accusing her of undermining public health, the Labour Party leader David Cunliffe has been stumped by details of his own tax policy for a second time in a week, a sports coach at an exclusive private Auckland girl's school has been suspended after allowing at least one student to strip down to her underwear in the centre of Rotorua, Northland environmentalists say the Government is turning a blind eye to an illicit export trade in swamp kauri and the New Zealand Rowing Team has wrapped up the world champs in Amsterdam finishing with 9 medals including 6 gold.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Aug 29 2014 ( 47′ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The gloves are off as David Cunliffe squared up to John Key in their first televised leaders debate on TVNZ, the Justice Minister has had to backtrack after wrongly claiming the Privacy Commisioner had cleared her of any wrong doing over passing information to a blogger while the New Zealand First leader says someone representing Judith Collins approached him to ask if he could work with her after the election, if he couldn't cut a deal with John Key, Fonterra is teaming up with a Chinese company in a major deal to cement its influence in the lucrative Chinese infant formula market, there are new concerns about the sale of Lochinver Station near Taupo, Air New Zealand says its strong financial results are not down to price-gouging the regions, the police have been criticised for using unjustified and excessive force when they deal with 'out of control' parties, the police officer who got shot in the foot wrestling a gunman in a Hamilton supermarket carpark is being hailed as a hero, insurance companies in Christchurch may be forced to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars extra in claims after a Supreme Court ruling and an Australian investigative journalist's look into the use of human guinea pigs at British nuclear test sites in central Australia in the 1950s and 60s.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Aug 22 2014 ( 41′ 52″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The Prime Minister says he's prepared to answer questions under oath in the official investigation into the release of spy agency documents to a blogger in 2011, Tuhoe accepts an apology from the Crown for killing their ancestors and brutally taking their land, Mighty River Power hotly denies claims that its profits are outrageous, more than two hundred roading and maintenance workers are losing their jobs in Central and Southern Hawkes Bay, the Green Party says high income earners should be taxed more and the money used to fight child poverty, the Finance Minister is still on track to get his budget surplus by June next year but it's shrunk, the number of people killing themselves has fallen to a seven year low but the Chief Coroner says the suicide rate is still too high and have the efforts of New Zealand women in the First World War been consistently overlooked and under-documented?

  • The Week In Review for week ending August 15 2014 ( 40′ 2″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The Prime Minister dismissing claims made in a new book by investigative writer Nicky Hager, the Police apologise to the people of Tuhoe for illegal roadblocks and detentions but not everyone is accepting it, cancer survival in this country is lagging far behind Australia according to medical researchers, a flurry of listings on the stock exchange boosts NZX profits, opposing MPs go head to head on local Government, New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, courts controversy by using a joke about Asians and New Zealand film maker Vincent Ward pays tribute to actor Robin Williams who was found dead at his home near San Francisco this past week.

  • The Week In Review for week ending August 8 2014 ( 40′ 3″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the father of an Auckland teenager who died after being assaulted at school rugby practice who says he'll campaign for a law change after his son's attackers both walked away from court without a conviction, the impact on the economy of the plunge in global dairy prices, Kiwibank cuts eighty jobs across the board in its latest round of restructuring, the Prime Minister says he's comfortable with the sale of Lochinver farm to a Chinese company, the Government has announced major anti gang moves, TV3, TVNZ and SkyTV have all banned ads by the internet company Slingshot, and a one-hundred gun salute has been fired for the first time in this country since 1911, to mark the beginning of the First World War a century ago.