28 Jul 2017

The Week In Review for week ending Fri July 28 2017

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 28 July 2017

A review of the week's news including... details emerge of the life of a Whangarei double killer, eight people die after smoking synthetic cannabis and Checkpoint meets users of the drug on the streets of Auckland, an apology to whistleblowers who were bundled out of the Transport Ministry by a convicted fraudster, close to a 100 staff at a Thames engineering firm lose their jobs, a court hears the Crown claim a father cocked a loaded shotgun, pointed it at his two year-old daughter and pulled the trigger, Auckland school principals fear they won't be able to find enough teachers, Britain's foreign secretary assures New Zealand it's near the front of the queue for a free trade deal, a Government backtrack on changes to skilled migrant visas, an aviation conference in Hamilton is told 50 alcoholic pilots are back flying, the country's councils call on the government to give them extra powers to protect wildlife from cats, an over-zealous team of election volunteers in Christchurch nail their hoarding over one belonging to another candidate and the big winner at this years annual Matariki awards.