18 Oct 2013

The Week in Review - week ending Friday 18 October 2013

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 18 October 2013

A selection of the week's news including: Auckland mayor confirms two-year extramarital affair with a council advisor, former Auckland mayoral candidate to be tried on electoral fraud charges, New Zealander Eleanor Catton youngest ever Booker prize winner, local elections fail to engage voters, Ngapuhi claimants tell of lethal impact of mercury mining, dramatic drop in number of welfare beneficiaries, detained New Zealand Greenpeace activists denied bail in Russia, heavy rain triggers state of emergency and evacuations in Whanganui, Jock Paget suspended over positive drug test of horse, first ever Pasifika orchestral repertoire premieres in South Auckland.