15 May 2015

The Week In Review for week ending Fri May 15 2015

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 15 May 2015

A review of the week's news including... heavy rain causing flooding across the lower North Island, damaging homes and almost completely cutting Wellington off from the north, the Reserve Bank announces regional loan restrictions in an attempt to slow the rise in Auckland property prices, a call to reduce the speed limit on many rural roads to 70 or 80 kilometres following a horrendous weekend of road deaths, hundreds of inmates will be transferred and 194 will lose their jobs with the shutting of units at older prisons, reassurances to locals that there's no plan to import Chinese labour to the North, the Associate Conservation Minister announces a review of unsafe and illegal gun use by hunters after the deaths of two young hunters, we hear from the lawyer asking the High Court to clarify whether a doctor would be committing a crime if he or she were to help his client to die, a new report warns New Zealand's regions are getting a bad deal, smaller, high-rise retirement villages could hit the skyline of Auckland in the future and Prince Harry learns and performs the Haka.