30 Jan 2015

The Week In Review for week ending Jan 30 2015

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 30 January 2015

A review of the week's news including... Some social housing groups are worried charities wanting to buy up large numbers of state houses could bite off more than they can chew, a weight loss surgeon says New Zealand will become the fattest nation on earth within five years, the Air Force will no longer fly people to Antarctica on its Boeing 757s after a terrifying landing two years ago, a New Zealand Book Award judge joins a chorus of people dismayed at Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton's criticism, an Auckland city councillor says linking ethnicity with a high number of dog attacks amounts to South Auckland bashing, a Wellington lawyer says too many travellers may be buying domestic travel insurance from Air New Zealand unwittingly and it's unfair, Queenstown airport turns away private jets as a summer influx of the rich stretches it to maximum capacity, recently retired Christchurch coroner Richard McElrea on his two decades presiding over cases, CERA workers farewell the disgraced one time chief executive Roger Sutton and we hear from Auschwitz survivor Benjamin Steiner on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp.