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The Week In Review for week ending Fri Feb 15 2019

2/15/2019
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A review of the week's news including... Govt dismisses claims China stalling on ministers' visas, IRD admits error with political question in survey, environmentalists welcome end of tenure review, rocky start for National as MPs return to Parliament, Mike King named New Zealander of the Year, industry trainers warn Govt over proposed polytech merger, Malcolm Rewa's lawyer accuses victim's son of murder, patients tested for HIV and hepatitis after sterilisation error, medicinal cannabis...

Duration:01:10:40

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Feb 8 2019

2/8/2019
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A review of the week's news including... the almost week long Nelson fire where wind and low humidity have challenged firefighters, analysis of Jacinda Ardern's State of the Nation, National MPs swing behind Sarah Dowie at party retreat, Shane Jones fires back at Brian Tamaki's 'spud' insult, major changes to commercial fishing proposed, banks will lend more in NZ after AUS report a Kiwisaver provider says, no plans to ban rodeos but Greens have a different idea, resistance to the idea of...

Duration:01:03:55

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Feb 1 2019

2/1/2019
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A review of the week's news including... Labour reconsiders targets for flagship housing policy as National lays out it's latest tax plan, KiwiBuild boss 'put through awful' few months, the life insurance industry slammed for prioritising profits over people, cancer patients want action over 13 hour wait for transfer, Health Minister fast-tracks cancer plan amid criticism, support for an environmental party neither of left or right, John Tamihere bids for Auckland mayoralty, call for a...

Duration:01:24:00

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Jan 25 2019

1/25/2019
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A review of the week's news including... Witnesses describe a horrific stabbing scene in Whanganui, a couple badly injured in a Cape Kidnappers rockfall, five injured after tree falls in Queenstown, Jacinda Ardern urges climate change action at World Economic Forum, Paula Bennett takes on new portfolio in response to govt's drug policy, NZ one of least affordable countries for housing, Kiwibuild contracts may attract overseas interest according to developer, National calls for the Housing...

Duration:01:14:01

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Dec 21 2018

12/21/2018
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A review of the week's news including... Government spying confirmed, a binding referendum to be held on legalising cannabis, the deputy Police Commissioner belittled and humiliated staff but won't be sacked, the Free Speech Coalition not impressed by Massey University Brash speech cancellation review, Maori are more likely to be victims of criminal activity according to the first crime and victims survey, Japan plans the resumption of commercial whaling, the Social Development ministry...

Duration:01:04:31

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Dec 14 2018

12/14/2018
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A review of the week's news including... The man charged with murdering British backpacker Grace Millane appears in court for the first time, Air NZ engineers strike notice withdrawn, midwives accuse ministers of interference in pay talks, Steve Hansen to leave All Blacks in 2019, a man's long wait for an apology from MSD, Paula Bennett discusses Hardcore's text to the PM supporting a convicted drug smuggler, synthetics suppliers told: 'We'll come after you and we'll find you', medicinal...

Duration:01:11:43

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Dec 7 2018

12/7/2018
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A review of the week's news including... Police are holding grave fears for the safety of missing British backpacker, New Zealanders are a step closer to finding out if they're being fleeced at the petrol pump, the report by a government appointed panel makes 40 recommendations improve Mental Health and Addiction treatment, Destiny Church says the Department of Corrections is breaching the Treaty of Waitangi by refusing to let it into prisons, pornography is being described by the Chief...

Duration:01:11:00

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Nov 30 2018

11/30/2018
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A review of the week's news including... The Transport Agency's chair appeals for potential whistleblowers to call him directly while the country's largest road safety investigation turns its attention to 20 trucking companies, the Czech drug dealer who's been at the centre of a political storm speaks out, a Chinese tech giant seeks an urgent meeting with the Government over the blocking of Spark's bid to use it's equipment, all people in end of life care will be able to legally use cannabis...

Duration:01:09:57

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Nov 23 2018

11/23/2018
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A review of the week's news including... Government lawyers ask the High Court to order the Institution of Professional Engineers to resume its investigation into the civil engineer responsible for the CTV building, a founder of the Auckland Pride Parade says it's been hi-jacked, the engineering firm set to build New Zealand's largest ever infrastructure project goes bust, the chair of the NZTA accepts there'll be more revelations about regulatory failings, smoking in cars carrying children...

Duration:01:05:04

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Nov 16 2018

11/16/2018
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A review of the week's news including... The mother of one of the 29 who died in the Pike River Mine is flawed by the announcement that that the mine entry aims to recover bodies, industrial action is causing major disruption in the courts, the Education Ministry's international recruitment drive appears to have headed off a looming teacher shortage crisis, an awkward moment involving the Prime Minister at the east Asia Summit, talk station Radio Live is cutting back and jobs are going,...

Duration:01:07:05

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Nov 9 2018

11/9/2018
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A review of the week's news including... A woman is missing on the West Coast and a bridge approach at Arthur's Pass has been washed after heavy rain deluged the region, the Immigration Minister admits he did not read the whole file before making his controversial decision to grant residency to convicted drug smuggler, the Jami-Lee Ross saga takes a new twist, professional boxing groups distance themselves from corporate and charity boxing events, anti-abortionists are rallying against...

Duration:01:06:37

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Nov 2 2018

11/2/2018
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A review of the week's news including... the case of convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek, the sole survivor of a massive avalanche describes clawing her way out from under the wave of snow and ice, calling time on splitting property equally when a marriage breaks up, the four day Harry and Meghan royal visit, why were DHB mental health workers unaware of a spate of sudden deaths? fuel prices have dropped across the country but motorists aren't celebrating yet, electric locomotives on the...

Duration:01:10:29

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Oct 26 2018

10/26/2018
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A review of the week's news including... new strike action announced by teachers, support for the National party and it's leader falling in the latest political poll, one of the country's worst child sex offenders is found guilty of 95 of the 106 charges brought against him, the Prime Minister vows to never introduce another regional fuel tax as long as she's in charge, Steel and Tube insists it never knowingly broke the law and stands by its steel re-inforcement mesh, Colin Craig won't...

Duration:01:12:37

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Oct 19 2018

10/19/2018
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A review of the week's news including... National's leader apologises profusely following the release of a six-and-a-half minute phone recording, Dame Jenny Shipley concedes the board of failed construction firm Mainzeal never sought legal advice about securing money from China, inflation rises to the highest level in a year, an appearance by former National leader Don Brash at Massey University goes ahead without protest, a scathing report reveals serious dysfunction at Cycling New...

Duration:01:11:00

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Oct 12 2018

10/12/2018
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A review of the week's news including... no immediate reprieve for motorists from eye-watering fuel prices even as the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern admits New Zealanders are being fleeced, the greens ask what's the point in a five-billion-dollar surplus if there's still people living in cars and garages?, many frontline police say decriminalisation of cannabis should be looked at seriously ahead of a national referendum, a new Government plan aims for healthy swimmable rivers and lakes...

Duration:01:11:43

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Oct5 2018

10/5/2018
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A review of the week's news including... The GCSB says New Zealand hasn't been targeted by Russian cyber attacks but a security analyst doesn't agree, NZ First is one step closer to campaigning on a law that forces immigrants and refugees to sign up to core Kiwi values, a batch of synthetic drugs in Christchurch kills one and hospitalised 19 others, calls for the President and board of NZ Football to resign after a damning report into the governing body's conduct and culture, the...

Duration:01:11:40

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Sept 28 2018

9/28/2018
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A review of the week's news including... the Prime Minister uses her first speech to UN General Assembly to challenge Donald Trump's world view and appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, more information about what happened between a former Minister and her press secretary, National says things are getting ever-murkier regarding the Chief Technology Officer position while the tech entrepreneur at the centre of the controversy appears at an AUT event called 'Making bold moves for...

Duration:01:03:31

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Sept 21 2018

9/21/2018
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A review of the week's news including... people suffering seizures and heart attacks admitted to hospital after smoking synthetic drugs, Massey University's Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor is disappointed his university manipulated the truth about why it banned Don Brash from its campus, Housing New Zealand's pledge to compensate out-of-pocket tenants booted from their homes over dodgy meth testing, the Government to hike the refugee quota, two possible taxes on capital being considered by the...

Duration:01:12:03

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Sept 14 2018

9/14/2018
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A review of the week's news including... the one hundred thousand dollar payout for the job Derek Handley got, and then lost, the Cancer Society's medical director is frustrated by the human cost of Pharmac decisions, the Deputy Prime Minister has a lapse of memory, a large scale 1080 pest control programme is suddenly stopped while a ban-1080 protest held takes a dark turn, the family living in a 'swamp house' has been evicted, a Women's Refuge study shows a link between domestic abuse...

Duration:01:05:05

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Sept 7 2018

9/7/2018
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A review of the week's news including... Clare Curran resigns as a minister after a bumbling stint in Government, three prison guards are acquitted of charges relating to an attack on a prisoner inside Paremoremo maximum security prison, ten people are charged following the National Organised Crime Group's investigation into alleged corruption in harness racing, an audit raises serious questions about multiple financial irregularities at Counties Manukau District Health Board, a woman...

Duration:01:07:08