24 Feb 2012

The Week in Review - week ending 24 February 2012

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 24 February 2012

In this edition... Commercial hot air balloon operators are defending their safety standards, a three week strike begins at Ports of Auckland, more than 300 jobs will be cut from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of a proposed restructuring, two boys taken into a training camp in Te Urewera National Park say they were made to wear blindfolds and forced to the ground by people with guns, the US lawyer for the MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom says the case against him is politically inspired and American authorities are wrong on the facts and wrong in law, Norwegian adventurer Jarle Andhoy is continuing to question New Zealand's involvement in the loss of his yacht Berserk and three crew members last year and the last of the government's initiatives to make younger drivers safer on our roads comes into effect on Monday.