17 Mar 2017

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Mar 17 2017

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 17 March 2017

A review of the week's news including... Hundreds of students turn out on the grounds of Parliament in solidarity against rape culture, two Wellington College boys are suspended for making Facebook comments about raping drunk young women, a supermarket removes an egg brand from its shelves and the Serious Fraud office is investigating after reports it's been selling caged eggs labelled as free-range, an ambulance service says better reporting is behind the sharp jump in the number of serious mistakes by paramedics, a convicted child sex offender and murderer who fled to South America has won the right to wear a toupee behind bars, a district council is investigating all its contracts issued in the last three years after it was revealed it awarded a contract to upgrade water treatment plants to a company run by a cake decorator, the Abortion Supervisory Committee wants the abortion law updated, the Early Childhood Council says there's no need for compulsory vaccination for all children at early childhood centres, MPs listen to arguments on why fluoride in water should or shouldn't be a decision left to the Ministry of Health, the man who murdered his 6-year-old step-daughter doesn't ever want to get out of prison, an Auckland man who has spent hundreds of dollars in hospital parking fees has launched a petition calling for the charges to be scrapped, New Zealand overtakes Australia to become the third biggest exporter of wine to the United States, the Polyfest cultural festival kicked off on Wednesday, the Maoriland indigenous film festival opens in Otaki and cartoonist Murray Ball is remembered.