The Week In Review

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

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Week In Review for week ending July 31 2015

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... The Trans-Pacific Partnership talks go into the final sprint towards a finish, a prisoner at the centre of the violence accusations at Mt Eden Prison says he was beaten by four prisoners and dropped off a balcony, authorities knew exactly where Tony Douglas Robertson was every minute of every day but couldn't stop him abducting, raping and murdering a North Shore mother of three, Conservative Party founder and one time leader Colin Craig announces he's suing blogger Cameron Slater, a political rival and a lobbyist, the Government maintains it has public support for its referendum to change the flag, a trucking supremo takes a swipe at the Treasury's call to shut down KiwiRail because it's bleeding millions, who is on the National Business Review Rich List and how much richer are they? the first set of quintuplets born in New Zealand 'The Lawson Quins' turn 50, black magic-practicing witch doctors storm South Auckland and a retired top rugby referee cries foul over All Black captain Richie McCaw's match-winning try against the Springboks last weekend.

Week In Review for week ending July 31 2015

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... The Trans-Pacific Partnership talks go into the final sprint towards a finish, a prisoner at the centre of the violence accusations at Mt Eden Prison says he was beaten by four prisoners and dropped off a balcony, authorities knew exactly where Tony Douglas Robertson was every minute of every day but couldn't stop him abducting, raping and murdering a North Shore mother of three, Conservative Party founder and one time leader Colin Craig announces he's suing blogger Cameron Slater, a political rival and a lobbyist, the Government maintains it has public support for its referendum to change the flag, a trucking supremo takes a swipe at the Treasury's call to shut down KiwiRail because it's bleeding millions, who is on the National Business Review Rich List and how much richer are they? the first set of quintuplets born in New Zealand 'The Lawson Quins' turn 50, black magic-practicing witch doctors storm South Auckland and a retired top rugby referee cries foul over All Black captain Richie McCaw's match-winning try against the Springboks last weekend.

Week In Review for week ending Fri July 24

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... the Department of Corrections considers what action it can take against prison manager Serco after discovering yet another inmate has been injured at Mt Eden prison, a new report concludes it's futile to fight ACC decisions through the court system, banks have been quick to lower their interest rates after the Reserve Bank cut its Official Cash Rate, cabinet ministers claim to have been offered Kereru at a hui in Ohakune in 2013, substandard building work is on the rise, a Manawatu rugby club is investigating the deliberate ploy to incriminate a player who was handed out a hefty ban for abusing a referee when that player wasn't even at the game, we hear from the New Zealand cousin of surfer Mick Fanning who survived an encounter with a great white, a Russian internet billionaire donates 100 million to dollars to a project that's searching for extraterrestrial intelligence and New Zealand's scrabble champion is now the French champion.

Week In Review for week ending Fri July 17

7:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... a Northland farming organisation says banks are quietly forcing debt-ridden dairy farmers to quit, Fonterra is cutting 523 jobs as it pushes ahead with restructuring plans to cut costs and make the company more resilient in an increasingly volatile market, Labour rejects accusations of racism and xenophobia as it stands by data showing 40 percent of homes sold at auction in Auckland over a three-month period went to people with Asian surnames, beneficiary advocates are accusing Work and Income of bending its own rules so it can slash benefits, John Banks says he's not giving up his hunt to find out why Crown Law withheld key evidence during the Dotcom donations prosecution against him, where to draw the line between free speech and having straight conversations about racial and religious differences without being offensive from Nine to Noon, the Ministry for Primary Industries tightens controls on swamp Kauri exports, New Zealand veterans attend a reunion to mark the 50th anniversary of this country's involvement in the Vietnam war, the first national bonspiel to be held at Naseby in more than 80 years is likely to be the first of many thanks to perfect ice conditions and the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll award finalists have been announced and the organisation is also presenting the lost award from 1981.

Week In Review for week ending Fri July 17

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... a Northland farming organisation says banks are quietly forcing debt-ridden dairy farmers to quit, Fonterra is cutting 523 jobs as it pushes ahead with restructuring plans to cut costs and make the company more resilient in an increasingly volatile market, Labour rejects accusations of racism and xenophobia as it stands by data showing 40 percent of homes sold at auction in Auckland over a three-month period went to people with Asian surnames, beneficiary advocates are accusing Work and Income of bending its own rules so it can slash benefits, John Banks says he's not giving up his hunt to find out why Crown Law withheld key evidence during the Dotcom donations prosecution against him, where to draw the line between free speech and having straight conversations about racial and religious differences without being offensive from Nine to Noon, the Ministry for Primary Industries tightens controls on swamp Kauri exports, New Zealand veterans attend a reunion to mark the 50th anniversary of this country's involvement in the Vietnam war, the first national bonspiel to be held at Naseby in more than 80 years is likely to be the first of many thanks to perfect ice conditions and the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll award finalists have been announced and the organisation is also presenting the lost award from 1981.

Week In Review for week ending July 10 2015

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... Manu Samoa take the All Blacks down to the wire in the historic Apia test match, the Prime Minister rejects suggestions from economists that the Government will need to spend more money to stimulate the economy while also rejecting advice to close down KiwiRail but it has still put it on notice, a judge tells former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd that his rockstar lifestyle has finally caught up with him, the Government commits to what it says is a more ambitious emissions reduction target, could West Auckland become home to the country's biggest film studios?, thousands living in cold, damp private rentals will have to wait up to four years until their landlords are forced to insulate their homes, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister cancels drinks to avoid publicity about suggestions of an improper relationship with the event's sponsor, New Zealand's first celebration of all things truffle and this week marked the 175th anniversary of the ocean liner.

Week In Review for week ending July 3 2015

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... Four bodies have been removed from a house in Ashburton, angry rugby fans crash an auction for tickets to the weekend's Super Rugby final as excitment in the Hurricanes vs Highlanders game builds, the principals of two schools involved with a violent rugby brawl meet with the Auckland Rugby Union, sending harmful messages or posting damaging images or comments online is now a criminal offence, two Northland MP's accuse a Cabinet Minister of misleading Parliament on laws governing the export of swamp kauri, a Napier teenager is told to stay away from school after giving a speech about bad teachers, the Government is considers changes to tenancy laws to support the growing number of 'forever renters', the first of the new digital speed cameras has more than doubled the number of tickets issued, a child's nightmare that turned out to be real and the Wellington man who has has lived life in the public eye and been seen by millions of people around the world without anyone knowing what he looks like hangs up the costume.

Week In Review for week ending June 26 2015

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... Helicopters evacuated pregnant women and ferried food and generators to farms cut off in flood-ravaged Whanganui and Taranaki, thousands of Auckland homeowners face rates hikes of more than a thousand dollars a year, there's shock from both the family and friends of Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar at the verdict reached for his killer, the sacked head of Auckland's downtown promotion agency is jailed, protesters climb on to Parliament's roof to protest Government inaction on climate change, the lawyer for Edward Livingstone's ex wife says she doesn't accept the coroner's finding that agency action might not have stopped the shooting of her children, the Association of Scientists says more scientists are coming forward saying they are being gagged or pressured, schools pulling out all the stops to attract the best student athletes may be weakening not only those players but also New Zealand's ability to compete and win internationally, a New Zealand sailor who leapt for his life from a burning yacht says he and his mates were saved by series of miracles and drone racing is taking off as a new sport in New Zealand.

Week In Review for week ending June 19 2015

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... Regional city councils welcoming Jetstar's plans to expand, the Crown rubbish claims the stabbing of a dairy owner was self defense, are large slabs of New Zealand swamp Kauri being sold overseas illegally? Otago and Southland leaders back the sacking of the Southern DHB, accusations New Zealand's agricultural reputation has been put at risk as a result of a controversial Saudi farm deal, thousands farewell Jerry Collins, heavy flooding cuts off the West Coast, some of the poorest parts of New Zealand could soon be paying 500 dollars more a year for power, large swells close Wellington's south coast roads leaving the future of some stretches in question, a Wellington emergency physician calls for a rethink of the country's drug laws, Motueka High School students fight for the right to wear puffer jackets, a teenager joyrides in a stolen digger and the New Zealand Police Museum has decided to lay to rest human remains, some of them old murder victims.

Week In Review for week ending June 12 2015

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... Low payouts, low dividends and a tumbling share price has the country's biggest company facing complaints of poor performance, what's thought to be the biggest ever live shipment of sheep from New Zealand left the port of Timaru this week, a one off cannabis oil treatment for a 19-year old Nelson man has been approved, the central bank cuts the official cash rate for the first time in more than four years, rescuers recover the body of a digger driver who was buried under tonnes of rock at a quarry near Waikari, secondary students zip their lips for a day in a stand against the bullying of LGBT students, one of this county's leading lawyers dies of cancer aged 80, a South Auckland primary school is spending thousands of dollars a year on air testing so it knows when to move the children out of toxic classrooms and one of New Zealand's greatest racehorses has been buried at Ellerslie Racecourse where he so often triumphed.

Week In Review for week ending June 5 2015

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... Lecretia Seales, the 42-year-old Wellington lawyer with terminal brain cancer has died of natural causes as a High Court judge rejects her fight to die on her own terms, housing experts say a toddler who died due to sickness in part caused by a cold, damp home is the tragic face of an issue facing thousands of children, Dunedin's once in nearly two hundred years flood event, the trial of two teenagers accused of murdering a Henderson dairy owner is underway, Northland's new MP wants the Government to explain why it's spent millions on a new charter school while forcing children in Kaikohe to study in building being likened to a slum, a road safety advocate on why he thinks our road toll is looking so bad, the shock resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter is discussed on Nine to Noon, how standing while working at the office, rather than sitting all day-long could extend your life, a personal crusade to find homes for hundreds of urns left unclaimed after an Auckland funeral home went bust and Wellington's 152-year-old department store Kirkcaldie and Stains is closing if shareholders give it the green light.

The Week In Review for week ending May 29 2015

6:00 PM. A review of the week's news including... The judge deciding whether a Wellington woman can die with her doctor's help thanks the dying woman for taking the case, more than 180 jobs at Fairfax New Zealand could be axed in a shake-up of the country's biggest news publisher, Auckland Police try to identify a gang of masked graffiti taggers who ambushed a train at Newmarket on Wednesday night, the Government considers automatically enrolling all workers in KiwiSaver just days after scrapping the one thousand dollar KiwiSaver kickstart payment, Auckland drivers face many more parking restrictions, California's worst drought in over a thousand years, a survey reveals that New Zealanders are a pretty satisfied lot and an unexpected customer forced a South Auckland carwash to close for most of Tuesday.

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