17 Jul 2015

Week In Review for week ending Fri July 17

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 17 July 2015

A review of the week's news including... a Northland farming organisation says banks are quietly forcing debt-ridden dairy farmers to quit, Fonterra is cutting 523 jobs as it pushes ahead with restructuring plans to cut costs and make the company more resilient in an increasingly volatile market, Labour rejects accusations of racism and xenophobia as it stands by data showing 40 percent of homes sold at auction in Auckland over a three-month period went to people with Asian surnames, beneficiary advocates are accusing Work and Income of bending its own rules so it can slash benefits, John Banks says he's not giving up his hunt to find out why Crown Law withheld key evidence during the Dotcom donations prosecution against him, where to draw the line between free speech and having straight conversations about racial and religious differences without being offensive from Nine to Noon, the Ministry for Primary Industries tightens controls on swamp Kauri exports, New Zealand veterans attend a reunion to mark the 50th anniversary of this country's involvement in the Vietnam war, the first national bonspiel to be held at Naseby in more than 80 years is likely to be the first of many thanks to perfect ice conditions and the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll award finalists have been announced and the organisation is also presenting the lost award from 1981.