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 Jan 23 2015 ( 56′ 10″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The Whanganui District Health Board says the mother of a 16-month-old toddler who died in the hospital grounds is a valued staff member and they are grieving with the family, the Government believes it's possible to cut the cost of a house or section by tens of thousands of dollars with changes to the Resource Management Act, why the commander of the HMNZS Wellington decided not to board boats illegally fishing near Antarctica, an Iwi leader says Tuwharetoa will come back from its financial losses after bad financial decisions that have substantially reduced the Iwi's treaty settlement amount, the Taxi Federation says a review of the law that regulates taxis and private hire vehicles such as the online taxi-sharing Uber is not before time, more of the country's banks join the pack in cutting home loan rates, David Bain 's fight for compensation for the 13 years he spent behind bars is resuming after two years of delays, child abuse falls by 12 percent according to the latest Child Youth and Family statistics, trams could be back in Auckland, Rolling Stone and now childrens author Keith Richards talks about his latest book and a hundred years of aviation history was on display at the Wings over Wairarapa airshow.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Fri Jan 16 2015 ( 49′ 47″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The New Zealand First Party calling for the Navy to up the ante and use its firepower in the standoff with a fleet of illegal toothfish ships in the Southern Ocean, the Labour leader questions the reasons for the sudden resignation of the head of the Government's spy agency, the Police Minister orders a review of how the Police's zero tolerance on speed campaign was promoted, an Islamic leader in Wellington is urging people to show more respect for Islam in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, Auckland Transport looks to step up security at the city's central transport hub, house prices rise by almost 18-per-cent since the market high of 2007, the New Zealand Film Commission believes the country has what it takes to make a mark on the world's stage, the Medical Council hits back at criticism that doctors aren't taking enough care when writing medical certificates for stressed workers, a discussion about New Zealand's place in the World, a campaign to crack down on poaching and illegal hunting on remote West Coast farms and the Labour Party leader is looking for a new media minder.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Fri Jan 9 2015 ( 52′ 44″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... investigators trying to work out why a plane crashed into Lake Taupo, Air New Zealand named one of the ten safest airlines in the world, Pope Francis names twenty new cardinals including one from New Zealand and Tonga, warnings from Australia about New Zealand's reliance on dairy exports, commentators and experts question Vodafone price rises, what online recruitment site Seek's new data shows about where to live and work, we hear from an expert in well-being, the RNZAF's fleet of Iroquois helicopters will soon to be a thing of the past and we hear a couple of recently added gems available at the NZ On Screen website as played on Summer Noelle.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Friday Jan 2 2015 ( 48′ 13″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... A three hour riot in Gisborne that left 83 injured, the top New Years Honours recipients, latest road toll figures show motorcyclist deaths are going up, Infratil and the New Zealand Super Fund are investing in Australia's retirement industry, New Zealand's two-year term on the United Nations Security Council begins, a drive from Cape Reinga to the Bluff without using a drop of petrol, a record number of construction apprentices for 2014, Summer Noelle's 'Gallery of the Day' in Nelson and the way we are reading books is changing.

  • 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.