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 July 25 2014 ( 43′ 17″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news... The 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is underway, an IPCA report released this week says the police failed to properly investigate the first known attack in 1987 by serial rapist Malcolm Rewa, the Minister of Transport is being investigated by his own officials for avoiding a security check at Christchurch Airport, a think tank publishes a report card on key election issues, documents the Maori Development Ministry tried to keep from Radio New Zealand reveal problems with its flagship Whanau Ora scheme, a Waitemata police constable pepper sprays a pit bull savaging the teenage boy out walking it, how Formula One motor racing technology is helping power New Zealand cyclists to the medal podium at the Glasgow Games, some advice for people contemplating becoming a member of Parliament and the movie 'The Dark Horse' has captured the headlines at this years New Zealand International Film Festival.

  • The Week In Review for week ending July 18 2014 ( 42′ 2″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news. An Australian soldier has died while climbing Aoraki Mt Cook while ten kilometres away on the opposite side of the mountain a massive and rare land slip has engulfed a climbers hut, the man at the centre of a spying scandal says it's ridiculous that he has to take the step of filing a private prosecution in order to get any justice, meanwhile the Government's facing mounting questions over exactly what political pressure was applied in the decision to grant Kim Dotcom residency, a double whammy of lower than expected inflation and a big drop in dairy prices could mean mortgage rates stay lower for longer, councils in Southland and Otago are searching through hundreds of building consents in their districts to determine what buildings a struck off structural engineer has been involved with, a High Court judge has described the car crash that killed three people in Canterbury as yet another tragedy the city won't forget, the latest inflation figures show prices of consumer goods and services held steady in the second quarter of the year, a community worker in Opotiki says the town is still shocked and alarmed by the death of a young man and subsequent violence, we hear from swimming champion Ian Thorpe's long time mentor sports psychologist Deidre Anderson after he came out as gay and we meet the host of the cult podcast Hardcore History.

  • The Week In Review for week ending July 11 2014 ( 39′ 27″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... an injured trans Tasman kayaker who says he has no regrets about abandoning his attempt to cross the Tasman, the police say the Malaysian defence attache accused of sex crimes didn't tell them he worked at the High Commission and was covered by diplomatic immunity, the New Zealand dollar is almost at the highest value it's had since the currency was floated in 1985, the OECD has awarded New Zealand a glowing report card when it comes to financial literacy, Aucklanders hoping for low council rate rises are likely to have to pay more in other charges, a Kaitaia woman who found herself trapped under a mighty tree brought down by punishing winds is lucky to be alive while one of the crew of the stricken racing yacht had to battle fierce winds and more than five metre swells off North Cape as they were being taken to a rescuing navy boat, the Police say it is wrong to claim they are not fully investigating or prosecuting family violence cases, a New Zealand woman who says she was assaulted by the entertainer Rolf Harris has laid a formal complaint with police and when you hear the word "psychopath" you might not immediately think of surgeons, currency traders, spies and Special Forces soldiers.

  • The Week In Review for week ending July 4 2014 ( 40′ 56″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... a Malaysian newspaper reporting diplomat Muhammad Rizalman will still have diplomatic immunity when he returns to New Zealand to face sex charges, a former Maori Affairs Minister who is railing against a judge's decision to discharge the Maori King's son without conviction on theft, burglary and drink driving charges, the Government is denies its regional transport package amounts to an election year bribe, a nine-point-four million dollar package of justice proposals aimed at preventing family violence, Federated Farmers push for rustling to be made a specific criminal offence with its own penalties, cabbies unhappy with a smart phone app that lets private motorists pick up paying fares, the puzzle of why two tsunami's struck the coast of Gisborne in 1947 and Labour MP Trevor Mallard's idea of resurrecting the moa.

  • The Week In Review for week ending 27 June 2014 ( 41′ 28″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Community leaders calling for calm in the wake of two stabbings in South Auckland, Labour rejects claims about donations from Donghua Liu published in the Herald On Sunday newspaper, and in a second opinion poll within a week the party is below 30 per cent support, will the National Party come to an agreement with the Conservative Party leader in East Coast Bays?, scientists and environmentalists cheer Ruataniwha Dam ruling, the Government defends its flagship health initiative, an investigation concludes passengers were put at risk when a pilot decided to land in fog at Christchurch airport, the Egyptian ambassador to New Zealand says he recognises the distress the Al Jazeera verdict has caused and The Big Day Out festival won't be returning to New Zealand's shores in 2015.

  • The Week In Review for week ending 20 June 2014 ( 40′ 50″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The Prime Minister John Key denies there is a dirty tricks campaign against Labour over its link with a businessman, the Glenn Inquiry into family violence releases its report, the Internet Mana alliance says the current five percent party vote threshold required to enter Parliament, is too high, the police will be independently investigated for NOT prosecuting John Banks who quit as an MP last week, a World-renowned primatologist, ethologist and conservationist, whose ground breaking study of the chimpanzees altered forever the accepted definition of humanity, a former top diplomat has triggered an Ombudsman investigation into the controversial inquiry into Foreign Affairs Ministry leaks that put some of the blame on him and we remember the arrival of The Beatles in Wellington fifty years ago this week.

  • The Week In Review for week ending June 13 2014 ( 40′ 40″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... both of the boys charged over the assault and murder of a Henderson dairy owner are denied bail, businesses are warning that further hikes in interest rates will derail the economy, primary school teachers and principals unite in opposition to the government's flagship education policy, the Epsom MP John Banks formally resigns from Parliament, Wellington's mayor says she wants to keep the city's famous trolley buses on the roads for a few years yet, a Marlborough Boys College student becomes a life-saver after jumping into a river to rescue a 12-year-old girl, a prestigious honour recognising the outstanding achievement for a New Zealand cancer researcher, the Ellerslie International Flower Show is canned by the Christchurch City Council and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's Beethoven marathon.

  • The Week In Review for week ending June 6 2014 ( 38′ 52″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... ACT MP John Banks is found guilty Thursday of filing a false electoral donation return, a Christchurch mosque is at the centre of fresh claims about the past life of a suspected terrorist killed by a drone strike in Yemen last year, four Queen's Birthday weekend road deaths are linked to foreign drivers, Team New Zealand accepts rule changes to the America's Cup and says it's time to get on with the job, Conservative Party leader, Colin Craig seeking costs only in his defamation case against Green co-leader, Russel Norman, Danica Weeks, the wife of one of the two New Zealanders missing on board flight MH370 on Nine to Noon, The Prime Minister wraps up his Pacific Mission with a day-long visit to Niue and netball's most capped international player, Irene van Dyk, announces her retirement.

  • The Week In Review for week ending May 30 2014 ( 43′ 25″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Laila Harre says she is returning to politics to lead the Internet Party because young people, in particular, have been ignored by politicians, Kim Dotcom's US lawyer says a bid by Hollywood's movie studios to have the Internet businessman's assets frozen here is a bid to ensure Mr Dotcom can't win in court in the United States, Fiordland's controversial 240 million dollar monorail is scrapped by the Conservation Minister, documents show WorkSafe New Zealand was still grappling to get on top of asbestos dangers in the Christchurch rebuild nearly two years after the February 2011 earthquake, a train smashes into a concrete barrier at a Lower Hutt station, the New Zealand First leader accuses a South Auckland Maori trust of mis-spending of hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayers money, the associate Immigration Minister stands by her decision not to intervene to allow a Fijian man with kidney failure who has since died in Fiji to stay in New Zealand for treatment, a British writer and academic's use of creative writing to help rehabilitate young offenders and sheep on a farm in Queenstown are being covered in a repellent spray to stop them being eaten alive by Kea.

  • The Week In Review for week ending May 23 2014 ( 39′ 12″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent charged with fixing the outcome of a county cricket match by the England and Wales Cricket Board, the police watchdog says officers undermined public trust by giving wrong information about girls who complained of being sexually assaulted by a group of young men in Auckland, the lawyer for some of the families killed in the CTV building collapse says his clients are disappointed no one has been held accountable, the ongoing trial of John Banks, the Prime Minister confirms information gathered by the Government's electronic spy agency could have been used in identifying targets for US drone attacks, a Milford Track guide says too many tourists walk the track unaware of the dangers of high rivers following a drowning this week and Shane Jones - the labour list MP - makes his final speech to Parliament.

  • The Week In Review for week ending May 16 2014 ( 39′ 28″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... reaction to this week's budget, TVNZ told it should ban political reporters, editors and producers from belonging to political parties, Auckland Hospital aims to go ahead with testing a new drug on unconscious patients in intensive care, an American whistleblower reveals more about New Zealand's involvement in the sharing of information between international spy agencies, it'll be harder for some students to be accepted to study at the country's largest University, Solid Energy planning to develop new coal mines in an attempt to haul itself out of its financial misery, more than two point five million dollars of cash has been sniffed out by detector dogs at the border and the World's Veteran Table Tennis Championships have been on in Auckland, we hear from the event's oldest competitor.

  • The Week In Review for May 9 2014 ( 41′ 25″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... A ban on synthetic cannabis and party pills, opposition MPs sailing close to the wind in their questioning of the Immigration Minister over his meeting with the businessman at the centre of Maurice Williamson's resignation, a former Justice Minister who says he didn't do anything wrong in the collapse of Lombard Finance, the head of the GCSB refusing to discuss information about New Zealand's spying activities which could be leaked by an American whistleblower, a block by China of hundreds of tonnes of infant formula after a sudden change in rules, half of all New Zealanders saying they are now more concerned about their privacy and how to control an increasing population of wasps infiltrating our parks, gardens and bush walks.