22 Jul 2017

The Week In Review for week ending Fri July 21 2017

From The Week In Review, 12:30 pm on 22 July 2017

A review of the week's news including... State owned company Airways has apologised for "excessive and unacceptable" spending after it over eleven thousand dollars for a farewell book, an internal audit says the Horowhenua District Council has engaged in extremely risky practices including secretly intercepting emails, a senior constable wept as she described to a court the bloody scene where a child had been shot, a community meeting in Dargaville lifts the lid on homelessness in the town, Labour makes its main economic pitch to voters, a new report on the financial position of 31 iwi and hapu shows they're recording an average return on assets higher than top 40 listed companies, Fletcher Building shows thier CEO the door as earnings shrink, the granting of Australia's top honour to Sir John Key bemuses some New Zealanders across the Tasman who say the Australian government is treating the former prime minister far more kindly than it treats expat Kiwis, the renowned Maori artist and carver Cliff Whiting has died, why calling a cab in Auckland is twice as expensive than doing the same in Sydney and it's a tough life if you're an urban-dwelling little blue penguin.