31 Oct 2014

Week In Review for week ending Oct 31 2014

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 31 October 2014

A review of the week's news including... a group of Auckland boys who boasted online in explicit detail how they got underage girls drunk and then had sex with them will not face any criminal charges, the Government has pushed through big changes to labour laws, the resthome sector is warning a court ruling on pay will be catastrophic unless the Government steps in with hundreds of millions of dollars, the Criminal Bar Association is calling for tighter security of drugs evidence, Kurdish-New Zealand families say they fear for the lives and freedom of their relatives if Islamic State continues to grow, a Christchurch man who has developed a smart phone application which is helping to make a big reduction in the amount of graffiti in the city, a newly restored steam train commemorating the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and a local country star and her brother have won New Zealand's premier song writing prize.