10 Feb 2017

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Feb 10 2017

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 10 February 2017

A review of the week's news including... More than 400 pilot whales strand at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay, the Prime Minister gets the thumbs up for getting through a phone call with the US president Donald Trump, calls to move Waitangi Day commemorations away from Te Tii Marae gain traction, the Rugby Union describes the news that their own security guard has been arrested over the bugging of their Sydney hotel meeting as 'bizarre and unbelievable', the Government is promising medical cannabis will be quicker and easier to access under policy changes announced this week, the Government announces a new scheme to address historical convictions for homosexual offences, the Labour leader lays down the law with his MPs and party members after being criticised for headhunting urban Maori leader Willie Jackson, beneficiaries and low-spending households are hardest hit by rising living costs in the past year, Solid Energy asks for more time to get the Pike River Mine sealed and the former All Whites captain Steve Sumner has died after a battle with cancer.