17 Dec 2010

The Week in Review - week ending 17 December 2010

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 17 December 2010

A review of the week's news including: policeman in brutal machete attack, Pike River mine in receivership, mine contractor's widow speaks out, police to fund rescue effort for now, West Coast job losses huge blow to community, Pansy Wong resigns from parliament, safety standards questioned after second fatal sinking of foreign trawler, South Auckland cemetery feels effect of obesity epidemic, new NZ China air link announced, New Zealander to chair UN talks on climate change and Christmas shoppers keep wallets tight.