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 Fri Mar 27 2015 ( 55′ 25″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Mark Lundy's defence team begins its closing argument in his murder trial, a second opinion poll within 24 hours gives New Zealand First leader Winston Peters a commanding lead heading in to the Northland by-election, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security will investigate whether the GCSB spied on New Zealanders working or traveling in the South Pacific, the New Zealand cricket team makes it to the World Cup final at the MSG, a Christchurch school insists it was within its rights to ban two students from competing in the Maadi Cup rowing regatta despite being overruled by a High Court judge, a grim development in the search for a missing eleven year old boy who was taken from school by his step-father a fortnight ago, Ports of Auckland looks likely to face a legal challenge to its planned wharf extension, veteran Dambusters pilot Les Munro's medals will stay in New Zealand, HMNZS Canterbury reaches Vanuatu nearly two weeks after Cyclone Pam and an explorer's great, great, great grand daughter prepares for the 175th anniversary of the discovery of the Ross Sea and Ross Ice Shelf on the edge of the Antarctic.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Mar 20 2015 ( 53′ 15″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Police come under fire for their interpretation of the law around sexual assaults in the wake of a report on the Roast Busters case, a week after Cyclone Pam tore through the archipelago of Vanuatu some of the worst-hit islands are still without aid while a frantic campaign to vaccinate children against the measles enters its fourth day, a jury has been told a man who had once worked with Christine Lundy and was receiving psychiatric treatment was a possible suspect in the murders of Mrs Lundy and her daughter Amber, questions and accusations over brand new bridges and dusty old roads are continuing to dog the Government in the run up to the Northland by-election, the father of a New Zealander jailed for insulting the Buddhist religion in Myanmar, says he and his wife are shocked and hurt by the court's decision, a Government proposal to allow Canterbury ratepayers to once again elect some regional councillors is being seen as too slow a return to democracy, Pacific nations try to work out how to get a bigger cut of the multi billion dollar tuna fishery and first it was Shackleton's, then Scott's, now it's been announced Hillary's Antarctic Hut is next in line for restoration.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Fri March 13 2015 ( 1h 0′ 09″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Blackmailers threaten to poison infant milk formula unless New Zealand stops dropping 1080 in the bush, the Prime Minister says the Government's electronic spy agency does not do mass surveillance, a kauri tree protest climber is charged with trespassing hours after the tree wins a reprieve from the developers' axe, the jury in the Mark Lundy murder trial told that tissue found on his polo shirt was definitely brain material, Police say every effort was made to save a man who died during an altercation with officers who used tasers, Solid Energy warns MPs more job cuts are inevitable, Auckland Council's new chief economist says inner city land values could crash unless high density housing is allowed, a Dutch entrepreneur who dreams of sending humans on a one-way trip to Mars by 2024 and we remember a special day in New Zealand sport twenty years ago this week.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Fri March 6 2015 ( 55′ 28″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... An investigative journalist says New Zealand is spying on its Pacific neighbours on a scale never seen before, the Privy Council delivers its decision on Teina Pora's appeal against his conviction for rape and murder, the Government's plans to reduce tourist crashes on South Island roads have been criticised as being as effective as fighting an AIDS epidemic with sticking plasters, a snap poll of Northland voters has New Zealand First leader Winston Peters as the frontrunner in the upcoming by-election, a High Court judge rules a serial stalker is allowed to write to women, despite being barred from starting new relationships, Work Safe charges the Ministry of Social Development over the death of two of its employees, are Bosnian war crime suspects living in New Zealand? many school students who failed to meet a tougher entrance standard last year make it into university anyway and NASA gets set to launch a giant balloon into the upper atmosphere from the outskirts of Wanaka.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Feb 27 2015 ( 57′ 48″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the Prime Minister defends the decision to deploy military personnel to Iraq, former Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker is 'gutted' he's been dumped as sailing director, tourism New Zealand is defending the job it's doing in driving home the road safety message to overseas visitors, Christchurch's proposed rates hike of 28-percent has passes its first hurdle, a flight ban on all Robinson R44 helicopters with Dash 7 rotor blades has been lifted, taxpayer and worker representatives are calling on the Prime Minister to change the law and find a new way of setting MPs' salaries, a public health watchdog calls in the police after someone at a private hospital tried to cover up a mistake that led to a three year old boy being given a massive overdose of codeine, why is cricket's popularity sliding? Nine to Noon asked why we like the foods we do, and are grossed out by others? and more than eight-thousand people attend the country's biggest medieval re-enactment.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Feb 20 2015 ( 58′ 54″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... a decision by the Justice Minister to order a fresh report on whether David Bain should receive compensation, the Queenstown and Wanaka communities are reeling following the deaths of two men in a helicopter crash, a major biosecurity operation gets underway in Central Auckland after a Queensland fruit fly is found, the future of Dean Barker as Team New Zealand's helmsman remains unclear - we hear the view of a former Kiwi Americas Cup skipper, passengers and tables went flying when an Auckland ferry slammed into the Devonport wharf, plans for Auckland's convention centre are back on the drawing board while the New Zealand First leader calls for an investigation in to an apparent surge in SkyCity share sales, a Chilean family seeks refuge in a Christchurch church after threats of deportation, a call for hand crafted poppies to honor service men and women who died in World War One has been met with an overwhelming response, The All Blacks captain gives his biggest hint yet he may retire from Rugby after this year's World Cup, the Archbishop of Wellington is appointed a Cardinal of the Catholic Church at a ceremony at the Vatican and the first printed image of New Zealand helps researchers identify an important piece of our coastal heritage that may have been overlooked.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Feb 13 2015 ( 53′ 56″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the Mark Lundy retrial, NZ Post to axe four hundred posties from July, the Cricket World Cup is officially opened, predictions the synthetic cannabis industry would go underground have been confirmed, concerns that sporting supplements taken by schools' elite sports teams is becoming normalised with possible dangerous consequences, a judge blames the parents of a teenager jailed for attacking a good samaritan saying they should be in the dock too, the first of seven men sought by the FBI in its internet piracy case against Kim Dotcom is now in the US facing charges, can mindfulness improve the quality of life for people with asthma, a meteorite lights up the sky and the New Zealand writer Anthony McCarten wins best screenplay at the BAFTAs for the Stephen Hawking biopic the Theory of Everything.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Feb 6 2015 ( 56′ 36″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Waitangi Day celebrations take place against the backdrop of ongoing divisions within host Iwi Ngapuhi, the Reserve Bank rules out a cut in interest rates for now, global dairy prices bounce back, the British Foreign Secretary urges New Zealand to commit troops to fight Islamic State, two insurance workers who had sex in their office late at night oblivious to hundreds of people looking on and filming from a central Christchurch bar could lose their jobs, claims a girls basketball team were refused entry into the National Maori Basketball Tournament because their coach isn't Maori, a petition seeks to implement a pardon for men convicted of homosexuality in New Zealand in the past, a unique and high-profile case in New Zealand's legal history is the subject of a new book - we hear from it's author, the 100th anniversary of the first New Zealand combat casualty of the First World War was marked this week and the story of a 1984 song that became an anthem is being turned into a movie.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Jan 30 2015 ( 1h 2′ 17″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Some social housing groups are worried charities wanting to buy up large numbers of state houses could bite off more than they can chew, a weight loss surgeon says New Zealand will become the fattest nation on earth within five years, the Air Force will no longer fly people to Antarctica on its Boeing 757s after a terrifying landing two years ago, a New Zealand Book Award judge joins a chorus of people dismayed at Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton's criticism, an Auckland city councillor says linking ethnicity with a high number of dog attacks amounts to South Auckland bashing, a Wellington lawyer says too many travellers may be buying domestic travel insurance from Air New Zealand unwittingly and it's unfair, Queenstown airport turns away private jets as a summer influx of the rich stretches it to maximum capacity, recently retired Christchurch coroner Richard McElrea on his two decades presiding over cases, CERA workers farewell the disgraced one time chief executive Roger Sutton and we hear from Auschwitz survivor Benjamin Steiner on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

  • 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.