18 Jul 2014

The Week In Review for week ending July 18 2014

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 18 July 2014

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.