The Week In Review

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

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  • Week In Review week ending Sept 19 2014 ( 37′ 23″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald on American spy agency whistleblower Edward Snowden's claims New Zealand is under mass surveillance and the Prime Minister responds, the Green Party's proposal to restructure New Zealand's spy agencies is dismissed, a company running four wheel drive tours says it has been barred from using a Canterbury high country station by its new American owners but the owners deny they evicted the company off their land, the National Party is being sued by Eminem's music publishers, the pace of economic growth has eased due to waning exports, Amnesty International warns a Chinese anti-corruption body reportedly searching for people in New Zealand has tortured some it has captured, a jockey's been found guilty of betting on a rival horse and then holding his own mount back to ensure he collected on his bets and the speed limit on some roads is likely to rise to 110 kilometres an hour but on others drivers will have to put the brakes on.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Sept 12 2014 ( 41′ 24″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... A thousand people in Ashburton are told the evil of the Work and Income killings must not be forgotten, dozens contact police about a man who's been charged with drugging, sexually assaulting and filming tourists at his backpackers lodge, reaction to the TV 3 leaders debate on Wednesday night, anti drug campaigners warn butane huffing is on the rise again, a Hamilton district court judge has heavily fined a Waikato dairy farmer and warned polluting farmers of harsher penalties ahead, charter schools are defying their critics saying their students will have good pass rates this year, an advocacy group is warning that undiagnosed endometriosis is causing huge disruption to the education of some girls who have it, the end of an era in our skies and a young Wellington girl has become the youngest New Zealander to have won an international chess title.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Sept 5 2014 ( 45′ 25″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... Police arrest the man accused of walking into a Work and Income Office and shooting three staff killing two and critically injuring the other, two significant polls have support for National over 50 percent and able to govern alone, three years after the CTV building collapsed in the Christchurch earthquakes killing 115 people, the Government's outlined its plans to get tougher on engineers, a third senior Dunedin City Council manager has resigned over the growing Citifleet scandal, politicians and health specialists call for the chief executive of the Food and Grocery Council to be sacked from the Government's Health Promotion Agency - accusing her of undermining public health, the Labour Party leader David Cunliffe has been stumped by details of his own tax policy for a second time in a week, a sports coach at an exclusive private Auckland girl's school has been suspended after allowing at least one student to strip down to her underwear in the centre of Rotorua, Northland environmentalists say the Government is turning a blind eye to an illicit export trade in swamp kauri and the New Zealand Rowing Team has wrapped up the world champs in Amsterdam finishing with 9 medals including 6 gold.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Aug 29 2014 ( 47′ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The gloves are off as David Cunliffe squared up to John Key in their first televised leaders debate on TVNZ, the Justice Minister has had to backtrack after wrongly claiming the Privacy Commisioner had cleared her of any wrong doing over passing information to a blogger while the New Zealand First leader says someone representing Judith Collins approached him to ask if he could work with her after the election, if he couldn't cut a deal with John Key, Fonterra is teaming up with a Chinese company in a major deal to cement its influence in the lucrative Chinese infant formula market, there are new concerns about the sale of Lochinver Station near Taupo, Air New Zealand says its strong financial results are not down to price-gouging the regions, the police have been criticised for using unjustified and excessive force when they deal with 'out of control' parties, the police officer who got shot in the foot wrestling a gunman in a Hamilton supermarket carpark is being hailed as a hero, insurance companies in Christchurch may be forced to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars extra in claims after a Supreme Court ruling and an Australian investigative journalist's look into the use of human guinea pigs at British nuclear test sites in central Australia in the 1950s and 60s.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Aug 22 2014 ( 41′ 52″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The Prime Minister says he's prepared to answer questions under oath in the official investigation into the release of spy agency documents to a blogger in 2011, Tuhoe accepts an apology from the Crown for killing their ancestors and brutally taking their land, Mighty River Power hotly denies claims that its profits are outrageous, more than two hundred roading and maintenance workers are losing their jobs in Central and Southern Hawkes Bay, the Green Party says high income earners should be taxed more and the money used to fight child poverty, the Finance Minister is still on track to get his budget surplus by June next year but it's shrunk, the number of people killing themselves has fallen to a seven year low but the Chief Coroner says the suicide rate is still too high and have the efforts of New Zealand women in the First World War been consistently overlooked and under-documented?

  • The Week In Review for week ending August 15 2014 ( 40′ 2″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The Prime Minister dismissing claims made in a new book by investigative writer Nicky Hager, the Police apologise to the people of Tuhoe for illegal roadblocks and detentions but not everyone is accepting it, cancer survival in this country is lagging far behind Australia according to medical researchers, a flurry of listings on the stock exchange boosts NZX profits, opposing MPs go head to head on local Government, New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, courts controversy by using a joke about Asians and New Zealand film maker Vincent Ward pays tribute to actor Robin Williams who was found dead at his home near San Francisco this past week.

  • The Week In Review for week ending August 8 2014 ( 40′ 3″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... the father of an Auckland teenager who died after being assaulted at school rugby practice who says he'll campaign for a law change after his son's attackers both walked away from court without a conviction, the impact on the economy of the plunge in global dairy prices, Kiwibank cuts eighty jobs across the board in its latest round of restructuring, the Prime Minister says he's comfortable with the sale of Lochinver farm to a Chinese company, the Government has announced major anti gang moves, TV3, TVNZ and SkyTV have all banned ads by the internet company Slingshot, and a one-hundred gun salute has been fired for the first time in this country since 1911, to mark the beginning of the First World War a century ago.

  • The Week In Review for week ending August 1 2014 ( 45′ 4″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... The former Act leader and Epsom MP John Banks who says he has new evidence and has vowed to appeal his conviction and sentence, the long awaited review into the Crewe murders has brought little resolution for the country's most controversial unsolved cold case, the Labour Party says the release of ministerial credit card details reveal the Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully knew more about the Malayasian diplomat case than he has let on, the Minister of Conservation, Nick Smith has been accused of telling Fish and Game to stop advocating for better water quality in lakes and rivers, or else, the Internet Party Leader Laila Harré is to stand in John Key's Helensville electorate this election, Fonterra has slashed its forecast payout from seven dollars to six dollars per kilo of milk solids, School principals have been celebrating the news the government is taking over the school payroll from Australian firm Talent2, some of the country's best scientists are warning the Government's new flagship funding programme for science could be a total disaster, the 50th Parliament has risen but not without some final point scoring by the politicians and New Zealand-based aerospace company Rocket Lab has entered the space race.

  • 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.