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 April 18 2014 ( 33′ 23″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The Prime Minister blames a New Zealand man killed during a counter-terrorism drone attack in Yemen last year for his own death, the Justice Minister continues to be under pressure over her involvement with the New Zealand milk export company Oravida, Mana Party members vote to continue talks on forming an alliance with Kim Dotcom's internet party while the internet entrepreneur celebrates an eleven point eight million dollar victory in the High Court, Treasury tells the country's biggest ever fraud trial it knew South Canterbury Finance was about to fail but extended a Crown guarantee to it anyway, the Economic Development Minister writes off Labour's new manufacturing policy, new social housing reforms come into effect, hundreds of poppy volunteers take to the streets and Wanaka is abuzz with a big Warbirds International Airshow over the Easter weekend.

  • The Week In Review for week ending April 11 2014 ( 38′ 48″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The nine day Royal tour gets underway, the Prime Minister says any talk of Labour distancing itself from the Greens is merely a stunt, the Mana Party kicks off it's annual general meeting with a proposal to join forces with the controversial internet mogul, Kim Dotcom, a poor eastern Christchurch school looses it's battle to stay open but says it will keep on fighting, a replacement Interisland ferry is out of action with a hole in it's hull after running into a Wellington wharf, the off field battle at the Warriors rugby league club is becoming increasingly bitter, a crucial hui for the Kohanga Reo movement, the UN's High Representative for Disarmament discusses the investigation in to chemical weapons use in Syria on Nine to Noon and a 60 year old grandmother from Rotorua becomes the first person to make a double crossing of Cook Strait in a rowing skiff.

  • The Week In Review for week ending April 4 2014 ( 36′ 29″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the coroner rules the search and rescue effort at Christchurch's CTV building did not contribute to the deaths of eight people who survived the initial collapse caused by the February 2012 earthquake, the team who launched the legal battle against Japan to stop whaling in the Antarctic say they are confident the ruling will spell the end of Japanese whaling in the area for good, biosecurity restrictions are in place in Whangarei after the discovery of another Queensland fruit fly, a plea goes out to give the New Zealand land wars the official recognition that's given to wars fought overseas, lawyers say hundreds of leaky homes have had to be repaired for a second time after initial work failed, Morning Report's longtime presenter Geoff Robinson signs off after nearly 40 years hosting the show, the Rugby Union is banning the families of professional rugby players from sports betting, and the Auckland businessman who has become Sir Richard Branson's second in command.

  • Week In Review for week ending Mar 28 2014 ( 35′ 51″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... A lawyer and friend of former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns is released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in London, the Blues halfback and former All Black Piri Weepu suffers a stroke, one of two big private companies looking at investing in the controversial Ruataniwha Dam has pulled out, the Mana leader Hone Harawira says the declaration from Kim Dotcom that the Internet Party would not back the National Party is welcome, but formal talks are weeks away, Hamilton City Council has voted to put fluoride back in the water, the west coast north of Auckland is now officially a drought, All Black fullback Israel Dagg has spoken out about taking sleeping pills before a drunken night out at the last World Cup and Dunedin has applied to be called an International City of Literature.

  • The Week In Review for week ending March 21 2014 ( 38′ 11″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... calls for the Education Minister to step down over her handling of alleged mis-spending by the commercial arm of Te Kohanga Reo Trust, the Rugby Union admits two All Blacks took a cocktail of sleeping pills and alcohol shortly before a quarter final game at the last World Cup, the Opposition asks more questions about who paid for Judith Collins' controversial dinner in Beijing, a group representing thousands of people with incurable eye disorders tells the Health Select Committee of an urgent need for comprehensive rehabilitation services, the Associate Health Minister is back from a major UN conference on drug policy and a major discovery which may be the equivalent of a window into how the universe began and evolved.

  • The Week In Review for 14 March 2014 ( 36′ 18″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the announcement of the General Election date, Police vow to bring to justice the other killers of Mellory Manning, the Reserve Bank raises its official cash rate, the Government sugars the deal on it's fourth and final asset sale, Judith Collins says she'll be much more careful about potential conflicts of interest after a trip to China last year, the engineer whose company designed the CTV building in Christchurch resigns from the Institution of Professional Engineers, the South Canterbury Finance trial has is delayed and a former All Blacks coach says too much pressure is being put on coaches in the professional era.

  • The Week In Review for week ending March 7 2014 ( 37′ 24″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... fall out from flooding this week in Christchurch, preliminary results from air samples taken from 11 Chinese-made Kiwirail locomotives with asbestos in them are negative, a seven-year-old Japanese girl is critically hurt after being mauled by dogs in Murupara, a clandestine drugs laboratory is discovered in an upmarket Wellington apartment block, a Ngapuhi elder asks a northern hapu to come together and support a push to settle Treaty claims, the ACT party is urged to be more radical at it's recent get together in South Auckland, principals are angry at a suggestion by the Ministry of Education their schools need special help, Raetihi is now back to getting its drinking water from the Makotuku River five months after being contaminated by a diesel spill and a playdate with ten strangers in Wellington looks set to be Prince George's first royal engagement.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Feb 28 2014 ( 38′ 3″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... revelations the lawyer for the former Pike River boss wrote to Government officials offering a 3.4 million dollar payment in return for charges being dropped, veteran political strategist Matt McCarten changes his mind about Labour leader David Cunliffe, leaked documents show the Government's spy agency has been schooled in how to deny, disrupt, degrade and defeat online activism, revelations a man who died in custody had been assessed by a doctor who only looked through a window at him, more details come to light about an Afghan interpreter who says he escaped being executed by the Taleban, British rock musician, turned physicist, Brian Cox talks about communicating science, a New Zealand Navy ship is forced to make a U-turn after battling 14 metre waves on its way to the Sub-Antarctic Islands and the New Zealand Movie 'Three Mile Limit ' has won the best international film award at the Washington DC film festival ahead of it's public release in early March.

  • Week In Review for week ending Feb 21 2014 ( 37′ 11″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the Commerce Commission launches an investigation into the Countdown supermarket chain, Television New Zealand says it was a mistake to take back a senior journalist, an Australian women's magazine is thought to have done an exclusive deal with the Sydney based flat mate of a New Zealand woman facing drug charges in Bali, New Zealand Cricket history is made at the Basin Reserve, a knock back for Kim Dotcom from the Court of Appeal, All Blacks' Coca Cola called "totally inappropriate" and "an embarrassment" by campaigners against sugary drinks and hundred's of thousands attend three big events in Auckland including the rugby league Nines.

  • Week In Review for 14 February 2014 ( 36′ 42″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... claims by Labour Party MP Shane Jones in Parliament that an Australian owned supermarket chain is blackmailing New Zealand businesses, have immigration authorities curbed freedom of speech by banning a US rap group from playing in New Zealand?, the Government may be acting illegally by cancelling the passports of New Zealanders wanting to fight with rebels in the Syrian civil war, the police will review the management of alcohol at the Wellington Westpac Stadium after a drunken weekend at the Rugby Sevens, the New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, is accusing the Prime Minister of using the Government's spies to keep tabs on him, and The Tardis is landing in Wellington with the Fifth Doctor Who on board.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Feb 7 2014 ( 37′ 27″ )

    17:00 A review of the week's news including... A noisy entrance on to Waitangi's Te Tii Marae for the Governor General, the Government is accused of creating further divisions within New Zealand's largest iwi, Ngapuhi, by offering a cash incentive to speed up a treaty settlement, the Government dismisses Green Party claims that New Zealand's oil industry under the National led government has been a flop, the Prime Minister expected to discuss ongoing leaks from the fugitive American whistle-blower Edward Snowden during discussions with his Australian counterpart in Sydney, a financial analyst says Genesis Energy shares will have to be cheap to attract investors, is the cost of prison healthcare ballooning out of control, a bumper grape growing season in Marlborough causes problems and the author of the Harry Potter books says she now regrets how she ended the series.

  • Week In Review for week ending 31 January 2014 ( 36′ 38″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Lorde picks up two Grammys at America's premier music awards in Los Angeles, Teina Pora is granted leave to appeal his convictions to the Privy Council, a war of words breaks out between the Electricity Authority and an economist who's accused the electricity industry of price gouging, an Auckland blogger who called a West Coast man "feral" while his family was still mourning his death accuses the man's mother of making death threats, Labour promises to pay 60 dollars a week to almost all families with newborns for the baby's first year of life, and a fine example of how hardy they breed them in the Deep South.