1 Aug 2014

The Week In Review for week ending August 1 2014

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 1 August 2014

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.