5 Dec 2015

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Dec 4 2015

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 5 December 2015

A review of the week's news including... Pharmac says there's not enough evidence to justify spending 30 million dollars a year on a promising new melanoma drug, an animal rights campaigner says the dairy industry's reputation is in tatters after revelations of shocking animal abuse, the latest investigation into the so-called Roastbusters case has found social workers initially took complaints of rape seriously but then decided the sex was consensual, five young men associated with Opotiki College are charged with sexual offending against underage girls and appear in court, a not guilty verdict for cricketer Chris Cairns, the Meat Workers Union says its members are being bullied and made to feel distressed since winning a major court case against their employer, Government ministers have been questioned about their record on climate change after the Prime Minister's speech to a Paris summit this week, the Army has sacked five soldiers for taking a powerful hallucinogenic drug called N-bomb on a night out in Palmerston North over Labour Weekend and a sneak look inside the Otago region's first digital planetarium which opened this week.