28 Dec 2012

Week In Review for 28 December 2012

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 28 December 2012

A review of the week's news, including... A warning from Treasury to the Government about the partial sale of three big power companies in one year, a career criminal's successful challenge to the smoking ban in Auckland Prison, another blowout in the Diplomatic Protection Squad's budget, a new Italian fertiliser could help combat the vine killing PSA-v disease, a study finding physical and mental harm from long-term cannabis use has been underestimated, an Antarctic experiment to drill through three kilometres of ice to a 500-thousand year old lake is called off, writer and journalist Steve Braunias goes in search of civilisation in the small towns of New Zealand, London based PR guru Max Clifford vehemently denies historical allegations against him following on from the Jimmy Saville scandal and an end of year look at the latest jargon being used by our bureaucrats and politicians.