6 Feb 2016

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Feb 5 2016

From The Week In Review, 2:00 am on 6 February 2016

A review of the week's news including... The Prime Minister says he's not going to TeTii marae this Waitangi weekend because marae trustees wanted to gag him and some were effectively advocating violence, an attempt to burn down the Whakatane electorate office of the Social Development Minister, Labour's free tertiary education policy will not have a spending cap, a group of shocked and angry teenagers gathered in a Wairarapa town to grieve for two young friends who died in a car crash after fleeing from police, there's elation in the North at news the Government is backing the long-awaited Hundertwasser art centre, the lawyer for 68 owners of uninsured homes, or empty sections in Christchurch's red zone is going back to the High Court, for the first time this year there'll be equal numbers of men and women lawyers, unemployment is at its lowest rate in 7 years while the number of people NOT participating in the Labour market grows, former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark is at the heart of a new Australian political scrap, the Department of Conservation is looking at ways to ease chronic overcrowding on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and is there a buried prodigy in all of us? - we hear from a psychiatrist who has spent five decades studying people with savant syndrome.