4 Sep 2015

Week In Review for week ending Sept 4 2015

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 4 September 2015

A review of the week's news including... a decision on whether New Zealand will take more refugees could be made within weeks, one of the country's most well known rock musicians has died aged, the Prime Minister says there is enough variety for the public to choose between in the final four alternative national flag designs revealed this week while a designer says the proposed flags are poorly thought out and too complex, a gaffe prone National MP apologises after his sexually explicit jokes at a conference awards dinner prompt several delegates to walk out, a provincial price war breaks out between the country's top airlines, the College of Midwives says it has been left no choice but to take High Court action against the Government over pay, the Sensible Sentencing Trust is taking legal action to try and stop the head of failed finance company Bridgecorp from being released on parole within days, New Zealand indefinitely suspends more than a million dollars of annual aid to Nauru over worries about basic civil and humans rights on the island, a prominent Northland kaumatua tells the Waitangi Tribunal a generation of Maori children were subjected to painful and degrading beatings for speaking Te Reo at school, the story of rapper and Silver Scroll award winner Scribe from Nine to Noon and the All Blacks coach labels some of his selections for the World Cup 'risk and reward'.