6 Jul 2012

The Week in Review - week ending Friday 6 July 2012

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

A review of the week's news including: a verdict in one of the country's most high profile murder trials, New Zealand condemns South Korea's move to hunt minke whales for science, an independent report on how the kiwifruit vine disease PSA came into the country has found major biosecurity shortcomings, the lawyer for the former chief executive of Pike River Mine wants the Royal Commission into the mine tragedy reconvened to hear three previously unheard witnesses, Auckland Council has decided to spend ten million dollars bringing the Australian V8 Supercar race to the city for five years, Auckland Council is to spend up to nearly a quarter of a billion dollars buying properties needed for its as yet uncertain downtown rail tunnel and our Auckland Correspondent visits the factory in spain where Auckland's new electric trains are being constructed.