1 Apr 2016

The Week In Review for week ending Fri April 1 2016

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 1 April 2016

A review of the week's news including... the Associate Health Minister promises a more tolerant approach towards minor drug offences in the coming years, Housing New Zealand is stepping up its testing for methamphetamine use in state houses, New Zealand's rate of melanoma is now the highest in the World, a payroll systems expert believes up to two million New Zealanders may be getting underpaid by their employers for their holidays, The Finance Minister leaves the door open to a possible split between New Zealand Post and Kiwibank, solar panels - are they are good idea for the environment or not? a Hawke's Bay farmer says she's been forced to sell her underweight stock because a broken privately-owned dam allowed silt to contaminate the water supply, sports and arts groups that rely on funding from Lotto grants have been told to expect much less cash this year, director, writer and occasional actor, Taika Waititi on his new film 'Hunt For The Wilderpeople', politics takes a nasty turn with ministers subjected to threats and insults, we hear from a man who spent a year sleeping just three-and-a-half hours a night, who is New Zealand's most successful world championship athlete? and figures from the agriculture and farming industry remember veteran broadcaster Frank Torley who died this week.