16 Oct 2015

The Week In Review for week ending Oct 16 2015

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 16 October 2015

A review of the week's news including... A 60-year-old Auckland businessman appears in court charged with criminal blackmail over the threat to poison infant milk formula with 1080, the Council of Trade Unions President Helen Kelly admits to using cannabis oil illegally to combat the side-effects of cancer, cancer patients say it's ludicrous they're being classified as jobseekers when they apply for benefits, John Key says there'll be a frank discussion about the deportation of New Zealanders with criminal records when he meets with new Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this weekend, the latest from Chris Cairns' perjury trial in the UK, all restrictions are lifted on the first book banned in New Zealand in 20 years, top executives slam a Green Party quota promise to put together a Cabinet that's half female as misguided, a new report says Americans, not Chinese, were the biggest overseas buyers of New Zealand dairy farms in 2013 and 2014 and Stewart Islanders are spurning any attempt to move to a greener way of getting their electricity.