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 Dec 19 2014 ( 50′ 21″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The Government's been called on to ban alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport, the Government is moving to regulate small airfields in the wake of a fatal air accident in 2008, global dairy prices increase, Dunedin City Council's missing cars, petrol prices dip again, the chair of Mighty River Power wins the Shareholders' Association's Beacon Award, players in the telco industry say a planned new trans-Tasman data cable should've happened years ago, health researchers say Maori are more likely to suffer from an increase in diseases brought about by climate change, the man who masterminded the refloating of the Costa Condordia, All Blacks first five Dan Carter is set to be the highest paid rugby player in the World and Steve Hansen has signed on as All Blacks coach till 2017.

  • Week In Review for week ending Dec 19 2014 ( 50′ 21″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The Government's been called on to ban alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport, the Government is moving to regulate small airfields in the wake of a fatal air accident in 2008, global dairy prices increase, Dunedin City Council's missing cars, petrol prices dip again, the chair of Mighty River Power wins the Shareholders' Association's Beacon Award, players in the telco industry say a planned new trans-Tasman data cable should've happened years ago, health researchers say Maori are more likely to suffer from an increase in diseases brought about by climate change, the man who masterminded the refloating of the Costa Condordia, All Blacks first five Dan Carter is set to be the highest paid rugby player in the World and Steve Hansen has signed on as All Blacks coach till 2017.

  • Week In Review for week ending Dec 12 2014 ( 55′ 08″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... murderer and child sex abuser Phillip Smith says he had help from a prison guard to escape from jail, a New Zealander who is in prison in Bali for suspected drug smuggling is on suicide watch, the Labour Party leader says he believes corrupt Chinese who've fled their own country may be making donations to political parties here, the Finance Minister responds to new analysis by the OECD that says trickle down economics doesn't work and rising inequality has cost the New Zealand economy growth, the heat is back on in the housing market while the older generation is complaining banks are shutting them out of the market, a senior manager at Counties Manukau District Health Board admits if his team had listened to the family of a schizophrenic man, they may have been able to stop him killing his friend, the bottom drops out of dairy prices, the drug-buying agency Pharmac says district health boards will save more than 100 million dollars over the next five years because of its work, KiwiRail has decided to bring back the Stena Alegra despite the ship's troubled record and why are some provincial stadiums bucking the trend and getting near sell-out crowds to this years national championship rugby matches?

  • The Week In Review for week ending Dec 5 2014 ( 52′ 59″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Wellington and Wairarapa mayors bite back at a proposal to amalgamate the region's nine councils into one, the Government waters down its latest anti-terror legislation while the Prime Minister reveals more details about the sort of role New Zealand might play in any war against Islamic State, new drink driving laws came into force this week, a Labour MP tells Parliament he's been informed of unsubstantiated claims about the businessman Mark Hotchin, speculation mounts as to when AC/DC will finally call time on troubled drummer Phil Rudd who's appeared in a Tauranga Court again, most gambling operators fail to identify problem gamblers in an undercover test, a bid to increase the supply of affordable housing Auckland, the third and final installment of Sir Peter Jackson's Hobbit series has it's first screenings, two New Zealanders are part of a nine-man Volvo Ocean Race crew who ran aground in the Indian Ocean and a University of Canterbury history Professor says there may actually be something in the wind in Canterbury.

  • Week In Review for week ending Nov 28 2014 ( 51′ 15″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... convicted murderer and child molester Phillip John Smith is deported from Brazil, the Prime Minister comes under fire following the release of the SIS inquiry and his involvement with a right-wing blogger, the director of the SIS says the organisation needs more powers to continue to keep the country safe, the results of an inquiry finds no evidence to back up claims the former Justice Minister attempted to undermine the head of the Serious Fraud Office in 2011, the Labour Party's new leader gives the new intake on his front bench a year to prove whether any of them is good enough to become his deputy, the President of the Labour Party announces her resignation, a North Shore woman is dead and a young couple are seriously wounded as the suspect tries to escape the country, the Green Party says people are increasingly spending more of their pay packet on power, we hear from a senior Australain water scientist in the country for the River Awards, a mothballed rail link between Napier and Gisborne has been thrown a lifeline and Lydia Ko may be New Zealand's highest paid sportswoman.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Nov 21 2014 ( 55′ 17″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the visit to New Zealand of the Chinese President, Christchurch's earthquake recovery boss quits after a sexual harassment investigation, Andrew Little takes the Labour Party leadership by just one point zero four per cent, the Commerce Commission dismisses accusations against Countdown supermarkets, Lorde cleans up at the 2014 NZ music awards, Richie McCaw brings up another milestone, Kim Dotcom scrambles to replace his New Zealand lawyers, a man who had been deaf for seven years regaines his hearing following groundbreaking surgery done for the first time in New Zealand, the long-awaited re-opening of the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch and after 112 years a missing wreck is finally found off the coast of Northland.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Nov 14 2014 ( 43′ 31″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... A likely swift deportation from Brazil for a recaptured fugitive, domestic violence is estimated to be costing the country as much as 7 billion dollars a year, a union covering fast food workers is fighting to scrap employment contracts where the employer is under no obligation to provide work, sales of million dollar plus homes in Auckland have nearly quadrupled over the past decade, conservationists say it would be a huge international embarrassment for New Zealand if it allowed our national bird to become all but extinct, the Wellington scientist whose award winning documentary about climate change is to be screened on American public television, medical specialists say New Zealand is facing a workforce crisis for doctors trained in end-of-life care, a new survey finds the number of patients admitted to intensive care with severe flu symptoms has doubled in a year and NCEA exams started this week.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Nov 7 2014 ( 51′ 17″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Greymouth residents who say the decision to leave the Pike River Mine sealed may allow people to move on, the Prime Minister lays out the threat to the country's security from homegrown jihadists who support Islamic State while a security consultant demands clarity over just who from New Zealand is fighting with I.S, new research shows more than 1 in 3 patients who need hip and knee operations in at least two district health boards are not getting them, the court appearance of the AC-DC drummer gets worldwide attention, an American church leader who's in New Zealand to promote a product he says can cure aids, cancer and malaria is rebuffing criticisms it's dangerous, a 20 year old becomes the first person to circumnavigate the entire New Zealand coastline on foot, the crash of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft appears to have put the dream of private space travel on hold for a New Zealand surgeon and an international contingent of 200 fans of the Hobbit movies jetted into Wellington to be the first to watch the final episode of the film trilogy.

  • Week In Review for week ending Oct 31 2014 ( 48′ 04″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... a group of Auckland boys who boasted online in explicit detail how they got underage girls drunk and then had sex with them will not face any criminal charges, the Government has pushed through big changes to labour laws, the resthome sector is warning a court ruling on pay will be catastrophic unless the Government steps in with hundreds of millions of dollars, the Criminal Bar Association is calling for tighter security of drugs evidence, Kurdish-New Zealand families say they fear for the lives and freedom of their relatives if Islamic State continues to grow, a Christchurch man who has developed a smart phone application which is helping to make a big reduction in the amount of graffiti in the city, a newly restored steam train commemorating the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and a local country star and her brother have won New Zealand's premier song writing prize.

  • The Week In Review for week ending October 25 2014 ( 44′ 30″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the brother of the Canadian Parliament's Sergeant at Arms who's been hailed a hero, police are taking the investigative journalist Nicky Hager to court, the Prime Minister dodges questions in the House about a right-wing blogger, the Labour party appoints a former British Labour MP as the convenor of its post-election review, some of Northland's poorest schools agree with John Key that their pupils don't need lunch programmes, the first two charter schools reviewed by the Education Review Office say their positive reports prove they are working well, a British public health researcher who says rugby has become too dangerous for children to play, dozens of jobs are on the line as TVNZ announces it will no longer produce all but one of its own Maori and Pasific programmes and it looks like Aucklanders WILL have a Christmas after all.

  • 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.