5 Jul 2013

The Week in Review - week ending 5 July 2013

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 5 July 2013

A review of the week's news including: Pike River to pay three point four million dollars to families of victims; Maori Party licks its wounds after coming third in by-election, and co-leader of Maori Party Pita Sharples to relinquish leadership; tense meeting between the Prime Minister and Kim Dotcom at parliament; major problems with building consents in Christchurch and chief executive sent home on leave; further complications from rheumatic fever means more surgery for rugby star Robbie Fruean; a memorial service for the 50th anniversary of New Zealand's worst domestic air disaster; many fluent Maori speakers move to Australia; new film on rugby player Stephan Donald and his World Cup match saving kick; aspiring opera star heading overseas, and; thousands hit the slopes of Mount Ruapehu as the ski season begins.