17 Oct 2014

The Week In Review for week ending October 17 2014

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 17 October 2014

A review of the week's news including... New Zealand wins a two-year spot on the United Nations Security Council, The Prime Minister downplays New Zealand's presence at a high level defence meeting in Washington on defeating Islamic State, David Cunliffe pulls out of the contest for the Labour Party leadership, throwing his support behind the list MP Andrew Little while Nanaia Mahuta enters the race for the Labour Party leadership, two men are cleared of all fraud charges from the massive South Canterbury Finance collapse and a third man is convicted, Australia's first woman Prime Minister releases her memoir, Treasury advises the Government of it's doubts about a comprehensive food in schools programme as the Prime Minister admits the Government sometimes delays releasing official information, the discovery of a historic waka unearthed from Papanui Inlet on the Otago Peninsula is a ''significant find'', according to a local kaumatua and the largest group of men ever to leave this country to fight overseas left from Wellington 100 years ago Thursday this week.