27 Dec 2013

The Week in Review - week ending December 27 2013

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 27 December 2013

A selection of news and interviews of the past week including: the country's biggest year for tourism in a decade, six New Zealanders among 70 people stuck in ice off East Antarctica, New Zealanders paying almost a third more for some phone and internet deals than average for developed countries, home loan interest increases "just the beginning", Whakatane community rallying around two bashed German tourists, Auckland pensioners fear being kicked out of home by Housing NZ, Christmas shoppers make record purchases, ecologist says New Zealanders not getting true picture of how dirty the country's rivers and streams are, Steve Williams shocked at dumping of Lydia Ko's coach and a scientific look at Santa's trip through New Zealand.