12 Apr 2013

Week In Review for week ending 12 April 2013

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 12 April 2013

A review of the week's news, including... Pike River victims family members say they are angry and disappointed no government staff will be held accountable for failings that contributed to the mine's explosion, an anonymous blogger appears to have defied a court order preventing the release of Earthquake Commission claimant details, a report into spying by the Government Communications Security Bureau over the last decade has called into question the legality of 55 cases, involving 88 people, the lawyer for the disgraced Kaitaia teacher James Parker says his client doesn't deserve to be locked up indefinitely, median house prices have hit a record high - topping 400-thousand dollars for the first time, Aucklanders might have a new tourist attraction at some point in the form of gently erupting volcanoes, a watering mission for New Zealand's best known and oldest tree and two Kiwi mountaineers are part of a four-strong team to take on an as-yet unconquered peak in the Himalayas.