24 Dec 2010

The Week in Review - week ending 24 December 2010

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 24 December 2010

A review of the week's news including: snow in Europe hitting New Zealanders Christmas travel plans, former Prime Minister Helen Clark rubbishes WikiLeaks cables, warnings that the Pike Rive Coal mine may have to be sealed permanently, tests confirm two strains of kiwifruit vine disease in New Zealand, private insurers set to compete with ACC, the funeral of a New Zealander killed while serving with the British Army, the Hong Kong based bid for the Crafar farms is turned down, a new trans-Tasman airline tie up is approved, New Zealand's UFO files are released and the predictions of a good summer as the Pohutukawa tree is in bloom.