29 Aug 2014

The Week In Review for week ending Aug 29 2014

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 29 August 2014

A review of the week's news including... The gloves are off as David Cunliffe squared up to John Key in their first televised leaders debate on TVNZ, the Justice Minister has had to backtrack after wrongly claiming the Privacy Commisioner had cleared her of any wrong doing over passing information to a blogger while the New Zealand First leader says someone representing Judith Collins approached him to ask if he could work with her after the election, if he couldn't cut a deal with John Key, Fonterra is teaming up with a Chinese company in a major deal to cement its influence in the lucrative Chinese infant formula market, there are new concerns about the sale of Lochinver Station near Taupo, Air New Zealand says its strong financial results are not down to price-gouging the regions, the police have been criticised for using unjustified and excessive force when they deal with 'out of control' parties, the police officer who got shot in the foot wrestling a gunman in a Hamilton supermarket carpark is being hailed as a hero, insurance companies in Christchurch may be forced to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars extra in claims after a Supreme Court ruling and an Australian investigative journalist's look into the use of human guinea pigs at British nuclear test sites in central Australia in the 1950s and 60s.