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 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′ 4″ )

    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.

  • 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 district 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.

  • The Week In Review for week ending Oct 3 2014 ( 46′ 42″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... World dairy prices slump again but don't expect a cut in the price of milk butter and cheese, prepare to pay more for meat, Labour MPs decide to put new leadership in place by Christmas while the relationship between contender David Cunliffe and some MPs worsened, National offers a ministerial position to the United Future leader and an under secretary position to ACTs political novice, a New Zealand man could face trial in Australia for allegedly planning a trip to Syria to fight with jihadist forces, former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns vows to fully contest a charge of perjury laid by British police, a wananga is forced to pay back millions and two of its contractors may be investigated after a probe in to a Maori tourism course, the racing industry says betting on local races using overseas online gambling sites is costing the industry millions and a warning to anglers to avoid eating fish that could be tainted by 1080 poison.

  • Week In review for week ending Sept 25 2014 ( 47′ 19″ )

    18:00 A review of the week's news including... how the general election turnout rated, pressure builds on Labour leader David Cunliffe to resign, the man who wrote of dirty tricks by the National Party insists the staffer at the heart of it has been fired, Fonterra's falling payout threatens up to a quarter of dairy farmers with making a loss this season, families of the Pike River victims remain confident re-entry into the mine could be possible, despite Solid Energy saying it could be fatal, former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns is formally charged with perjury, documents released by the Transport Agency show it spent millions of taxpayers dollars in its failed bid to to build the Basin Reserve flyover, has Auckland been putting development ahead of feeding the region's future population?, New Zealand Rugby says Aaron Cruden's boozy night out which caused him to miss his flight to South America and being dropped from the team is not symptomatic of alcohol problems in the All Blacks, a woman is walking again after ten years with the help of a high-tech to a wearable robot made by New Zealand company and Sir Ron Brierley's love of stamps has seen him unwittingly caught up in a legal dispute over an Australian stamp collection.

  • 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.