26 Jun 2015

Week In Review for week ending June 26 2015

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 26 June 2015

A review of the week's news including... Helicopters evacuated pregnant women and ferried food and generators to farms cut off in flood-ravaged Whanganui and Taranaki, thousands of Auckland homeowners face rates hikes of more than a thousand dollars a year, there's shock from both the family and friends of Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar at the verdict reached for his killer, the sacked head of Auckland's downtown promotion agency is jailed, protesters climb on to Parliament's roof to protest Government inaction on climate change, the lawyer for Edward Livingstone's ex wife says she doesn't accept the coroner's finding that agency action might not have stopped the shooting of her children, the Association of Scientists says more scientists are coming forward saying they are being gagged or pressured, schools pulling out all the stops to attract the best student athletes may be weakening not only those players but also New Zealand's ability to compete and win internationally, a New Zealand sailor who leapt for his life from a burning yacht says he and his mates were saved by series of miracles and drone racing is taking off as a new sport in New Zealand.