14 Oct 2016

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Oct 14 2016

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 14 October 2016

A review of the week's news including... The Labour MP Phil Goff delivers his valedictory speech to Parliament after 35 years in the house before taking up the Auckland mayoralty, the battle lines are drawn around the table at the newly elected Canterbury Regional Council, a Taranaki iwi leader says it is no surprise that not a single Maori candidate has won a seat on the New Plymouth District Council, campaigners against child poverty are aghast at a claim by the Police Minister Judith Collins, a union is heralding a collective agreement with Restaurant Brands that guarantees workers' hours, reports of children being locked in a very small cell-like room at a Wellington primary school as a form of control and punishment, migrants are no longer able to sponsor their parents for residency under new immigration rules, it's been revealed that controversial spitting hoods have been used by Police more than 300 times over the last two years, a petition urging the Government to make medicinal cannabis more readily available has been presented to Parliament and one of the country's most prominent unionists has died.