9 Mar 2012

The Week in Review - week ending 9 March 2012

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 9 March 2012

A review of the week's leading news: state of government's books continues to deteriorate,finance minister defends modest returns from government spending cuts, police commissioner wants officers to consider zero pay increase, Cairo-based consul refuses to leave Algeria apartment without New Zealand children, hundreds of Auckland port workers to lose their jobs, legislation underpinning partial assets sales passes first reading but Labour says the sales are a con, Pacific Blue pilot fights charges of recklessly flying an aircraft, interim TAIC report says Rena radar picked up Astrolabe Reef but captain still sped straight toward and onto it, Christchurch quake widower demands hearing into search and rescue operation, more than 100,000 expected to attend 20 year old Pasifika Festival.