11 Jul 2014

The Week In Review for week ending July 11 2014

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 11 July 2014

A review of the week's news including... an injured trans Tasman kayaker who says he has no regrets about abandoning his attempt to cross the Tasman, the police say the Malaysian defence attache accused of sex crimes didn't tell them he worked at the High Commission and was covered by diplomatic immunity, the New Zealand dollar is almost at the highest value it's had since the currency was floated in 1985, the OECD has awarded New Zealand a glowing report card when it comes to financial literacy, Aucklanders hoping for low council rate rises are likely to have to pay more in other charges, a Kaitaia woman who found herself trapped under a mighty tree brought down by punishing winds is lucky to be alive while one of the crew of the stricken racing yacht had to battle fierce winds and more than five metre swells off North Cape as they were being taken to a rescuing navy boat, the Police say it is wrong to claim they are not fully investigating or prosecuting family violence cases, a New Zealand woman who says she was assaulted by the entertainer Rolf Harris has laid a formal complaint with police and when you hear the word "psychopath" you might not immediately think of surgeons, currency traders, spies and Special Forces soldiers.