17 Dec 2010

The Week in Review - week ending 10 December 2010

From The Week In Review, 4:00 pm on 17 December 2010

A review of the week's news including: an independent authority will decide on MP's perks, government announces constitutional review but makes no mention of whether NZ should become a republic, mass killing of fur seals provokes debate on a seal cull, two French men defy weather warnings and meet with tragedy on Lake Wakatipu, faults and poor workmanship play part in Stadium Southland collapse, May Wang declared bankrupt, questions continue to arise over Pike Rive mine disaster, Key under attack for refusing to debate retirement age, widow outraged by unregulated hang gliding industry and low alcohol beer introduced to deter ugly scenes at cricket matches.