27 Nov 2015

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Nov 27

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 27 November 2015

A review of the week's news including... recovery teams bring down the remaining three victims from last weekend's Fox Glacier chopper crash, firefighters battle a forest fire that's burned through more than 400 hectares north of Blenheim, tens of thousands of New Zealanders are expected to attend the public memorial service for Jonah Lomu at Eden Park in Auckland, a leading obesity campaigner is quitting the battle saying she has achieved nothing in the last 14 years, a massive increase in the number of homeless people asking Citizens Advice Bureaux to help them find emergency housing, the Chris Cairns perjury trial enters its final stages, Qatar's attorney-general has ordered an appeal against the acquittal of several people over the Doha Mall fire that killed New Zealand triplets, the Labour Party leader says Australia is wasting its money keeping New Zealanders in its detention centres, veteran Labour MP Phil Goff confirms he will run for the Auckland mayoralty next year, about 100 thousand patients with alcohol related problems are being treated by emergency doctors in New Zealand every year, Dunedin succeeds in its bid to host some of the 750 Syrian refugees coming to New Zealand and Sam Hunt is turning 70 and has a new book of verse on the way.