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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

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Aug 31 2018

8/31/2018
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A review of the week's news including... the Transport Minister says he's planning to spend big on road safety, an inquiry forcing the Customs Minister to step aside centres on an allegation she manhandled her new press secretary, we visit a house described by the Housing Minister as a "third world swamp house", rental property managers are being accused of deceit, manipulation, and discrimination in a scathing new report, the brother of a Tauranga man who two years after his death was...

Duration:01:09:53

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Aug 24 2018

8/24/2018
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A review of the week's news including... Clare Curran is removed from Cabinet, a major development in the story about the leaking of Simon Bridges' travel expenses, The Government puts its money where its mouth is to address a major backlog of deferred maintenance at hospitals nationwide, broad political support for a one-year freeze on MPs pay, public service bosses are being stripped of their performance bonuses, the Maori King finally responds to explosive claims criticising his...

Duration:01:04:36

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Aug 17 2018

8/17/2018
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A review of the week's news including... A National Party MP calls the move requiring NZ First MPs to pay a $300,000 fine is undemocratic, primary and intermediate teachers may strike again, the horticulture industry says you might have fork out almost six dollars for a lettuce in the not too distant future, a former Kingitanga advisor writes a scathing email criticising the M

Duration:01:04:40

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Aug 10 2018

8/9/2018
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A review of the week's news including... Senior government ministers lose confidence in the deputy commissioner of police, Don Brash heckled off stage by protestors with a loud hailer at an University of Auckland debate on free speech, Shell Oil contaminates groundwater in New Plymouth using a firefighting foam banned here 12 years ago, the Treasury is warning the Government's finances could be under threat, it's been revealed China's aid dominance in the Pacific is overstated, foreign...

Duration:00:58:23

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Aug 3 2018

8/4/2018
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A review of the week's news including... A former driver of the bus involved in a fatal crash on Mt Ruapehu says she left the company because she felt unsafe getting behind the wheel, industry players say the Government is the main culprit in driving construction companies to the wall following the receivership of Ebert Construction, footage emerges of a Mongrel Mob member getting tattooed in Rimutaka Prison, the Justice Minister says public health concerns will be a deciding factor in...

Duration:00:57:13

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Aug 3 2018

8/3/2018
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A review of the week's news including... A former driver of the bus involved in a fatal crash on Mt Ruapehu says she left the company because she felt unsafe getting behind the wheel, industry players say the Government is the main culprit in driving construction companies to the wall following the receivership of Ebert Construction, footage emerges of a Mongrel Mob member getting tattooed in Rimutaka Prison, the Justice Minister says public health concerns will be a deciding factor in...

Duration:00:57:13

The Week In Review for week ending Fri July 27 2018

7/26/2018
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A review of the week's news including... The body of missing helicopter pilot is recovered from Lake Wanaka, a former American television personality says groups trying to get an easement on his property are taking advantage of the "difficult times" he's been through, a Serious Fraud Office investigation in to the office of the Maori King is being welcomed by his former spokesperson, the Nurses Union recommends the latest offer presented by the DHBs, National creates its own bill on...

Duration:01:06:22

The Week In Review for week ending Fri July 20 2018

7/20/2018
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A review of the week's news including... the former wife of a highly regarded Maori community leader who died in 2016 says she has passed on to Police the names of people she believes may have been involved in, or have knowledge of, what she's calling a paedophile sex ring involving her former husband, Peters on Trump, Wellington's new bus fleet hits the streets, more details of plans to cut jobs at the national museum, anti-gambling groups want poker machines included in a crackdown on...

Duration:01:01:28

The Week In Review for week ending Fri July 13 2018

7/13/2018
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A review of the week's news including... nurses strike for the first time in 30 years while thousands of other Government employees take to the streets in protest, the Defence Minister is urged to scrap plans to put weapons on board new aircraft replacing old Orions, apartments to make up the bulk of the Kiwibuild homes to be built in the coming year, the Auckland Council looks set to be taken to court over its decision to ban two right-wing speakers from using a council venue, friends and...

Duration:01:10:40

The Week In Review for week ending Fri July 6 2018

7/6/2018
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A review of the week's news including... a scathing review of the law firm Russell McVeagh details "disgraceful incidents", a solo mother of two children who says she's been broken mentally and physically by the Ministry for Social Development, nurses still upset about pay and conditions may vote against a proposed new pay deal, the first primary school teacher strike in 24 years set to happen, the Acting Prime defends the integrity of an inquiry into the a police promotion, the interest...

Duration:01:06:15

The Week In Review for week ending Fri June 29 2018

6/28/2018
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A review of the week's news including... Nurses call off a 24-hour strike, South Taranaki locals at a loss as to what caused two cars to collide head-on killing seven people, hidden camera footage from Farmwatch reveals a Northland sharemilker hitting cows with a steel pipe, a New Zealand man who was shot in the US trying to enter the house of a teenage girl he'd met online held in a secure ward at a local hospital and facing serious charges, the acting Prime Minister on looming industrial...

Duration:01:01:26

The Week In Review for week ending Fri June 22 2018

6/22/2018
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A review of the week's news including... The Prime Minister's baby arrives, the Nurses Unions says the only thing that will stop a strike is more money, the saga of a State Intelligence Services staff member who appears to have helped a private security firm secure government contracts, frustrated Tolaga Bay locals hit with massive storm damage demands the Government steps in to help, a crack down on farmers who continue to break the rules around animal identification and tracking, a...

Duration:01:01:58

The Week In Review for week ending Fri June 15 2018

6/15/2018
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A review of the week's news including... Dairy farmers want Shane Jones to butt out of their business, the Land Information Minister who is a Green MP has been labelled a sell out over a Government decision to allow a water bottling giant to expand, the Government confirms meth users won't be kicked out of state houses, Police have apologised and will pay damages to investigative journalist Nicky Hager for breaching his rights during its 2014 investigation into his book 'Dirty Politics', a...

Duration:01:02:47