27 Feb 2015

The Week In Review for week ending Feb 27 2015

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 27 February 2015

A review of the week's news including... the Prime Minister defends the decision to deploy military personnel to Iraq, former Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker is 'gutted' he's been dumped as sailing director, tourism New Zealand is defending the job it's doing in driving home the road safety message to overseas visitors, Christchurch's proposed rates hike of 28-percent has passes its first hurdle, a flight ban on all Robinson R44 helicopters with Dash 7 rotor blades has been lifted, taxpayer and worker representatives are calling on the Prime Minister to change the law and find a new way of setting MPs' salaries, a public health watchdog calls in the police after someone at a private hospital tried to cover up a mistake that led to a three year old boy being given a massive overdose of codeine, why is cricket's popularity sliding? Nine to Noon asked why we like the foods we do, and are grossed out by others? and more than eight-thousand people attend the country's biggest medieval re-enactment.