7 Oct 2017

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Oct 6 2017

From The Week In Review, 3:00 pm on 7 October 2017

A review of the week's news including... The impact of the more than 380-thousand special votes to be revealed, a former Greens MP believes the strongest push for a Blue-Green coalition is coming from those within National looking to weaken Winston Peter's position as Kingmaker, two women who lost family members in the Pike River mine explosion are continuing their legal fight to have someone held accountable for what happened, the findings of the independent review of the Rangitaiki River Scheme, the senior doctors' union says it's no surprise the chief executive of the Waikato district health board has quit after an investigation into his overspending, the council chief executive who intercepted people's emails says there was nothing anti-democratic about it, northern iwi are welcoming New Zealand First's call to re-establish a Forestry Service, it's been revealed that a senior gang member used a friend inside Vehicle Testing New Zealand to get the names and addresses of nine people, Countdown supermarkets have vowed to get rid of single use plastic bags by the end of next year, the Kereru count is up and the Wairarapa town of Masterton has reached the finals of the Keep New Zealand Beautiful most beautiful city awards - much to the surprise of some locals.