18 Jun 2016

The Week In Review for week ending Fri June 17 2016

From The Week In Review, 2:00 am on 18 June 2016

A review of the week's news including... The Justice Minister says the two and half million dollars in compensation offered to Teina Pora is fair, the father of schoolboy unleashes a scathing criticism of his son's school, saying it should have done more to communicate with the family after he died, hundreds sleep out in Auckland in support of the homeless, the Social Housing Minister apologises after one of her staff members told a journalist a marae official was under police investigation, deaths will soon be able to be reported as a "suspected suicide" after legislation to change the Coroners Act passes, the champion of a bill which would have extended paid parental leave says she's exhausted every avenue, a group supporting gay and transgender young people in New Zealand warns some schools are not safe for transgender students, is the risk of Meth residue contamination in houses seriously overstated? the Transport Agency entrusts an investigation into bad steel at the new Waikato Expressway to the very company that imported it, an ACC blunder overcharging thousands for their car registrations is much bigger than initially thought, the Government pours cold water on suggestions of a Mediaworks and TVNZ tie up, a group credited with fighting racism against Pacific people in New Zealand commemorates its 45th anniversary and a five metre tall sculpture of an artist's hand and facial features is unveiled on the roof of the Christchurch City Art Gallery.