5 Dec 2014

The Week In Review for week ending Dec 5 2014

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 5 December 2014

A review of the week's news including... Wellington and Wairarapa mayors bite back at a proposal to amalgamate the region's nine councils into one, the Government waters down its latest anti-terror legislation while the Prime Minister reveals more details about the sort of role New Zealand might play in any war against Islamic State, new drink driving laws came into force this week, a Labour MP tells Parliament he's been informed of unsubstantiated claims about the businessman Mark Hotchin, speculation mounts as to when AC/DC will finally call time on troubled drummer Phil Rudd who's appeared in a Tauranga Court again, most gambling operators fail to identify problem gamblers in an undercover test, a bid to increase the supply of affordable housing Auckland, the third and final installment of Sir Peter Jackson's Hobbit series has it's first screenings, two New Zealanders are part of a nine-man Volvo Ocean Race crew who ran aground in the Indian Ocean and a University of Canterbury history Professor says there may actually be something in the wind in Canterbury.