4 Jul 2014

The Week In Review for week ending July 4 2014

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 4 July 2014

A review of the week's news including... a Malaysian newspaper reporting diplomat Muhammad Rizalman will still have diplomatic immunity when he returns to New Zealand to face sex charges, a former Maori Affairs Minister who is railing against a judge's decision to discharge the Maori King's son without conviction on theft, burglary and drink driving charges, the Government is denies its regional transport package amounts to an election year bribe, a nine-point-four million dollar package of justice proposals aimed at preventing family violence, Federated Farmers push for rustling to be made a specific criminal offence with its own penalties, cabbies unhappy with a smart phone app that lets private motorists pick up paying fares, the puzzle of why two tsunami's struck the coast of Gisborne in 1947 and Labour MP Trevor Mallard's idea of resurrecting the moa.