8 Jul 2011

The Week in Review - week ending 8 July 2011

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 8 July 2011

A review of the week's news, including: the Government's new demand for the sale of the Pike River mine as some contractors say they won't give evidence to the Royal Commission into the disaster which claimed 29 lives, reports that one of the NZ soldiers injured in the Kabul hotel siege was a victim of friendly fire, higher costs look likely as the Government strengthens infrastructure in the wake of the Canterbury quakes, the Waitangi Tribunal delivers its report on the Wai 262 claim, a Taranaki-founded retail chain could be about to close leaving a huge hole in some communities, NZ's spy agency will be able to monitor cellphone calls and emails, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre is changing its alerts to countries including New Zealand as it can be alarmist, a NZ journalist at the News of the World speaks out about the British tabloid's demise, the third warmest June on record and the Webb Ellis trophy has begun its journey round the country ahead of the Rugby World Cup.