12 Mar 2016

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Mar 11 2016

From The Week In Review, 1:00 am on 12 March 2016

A review of the week's news including... Four police officers are shot and injured in the Bay of Plenty, after seven hours of deliberation a jury finds Russell John Tully guilty of murder and attempted murder, New Zealand's dairy debt reaches a level one farming consultant is describing as a crisis point, the National MP for Whanganui is unhappy with Fonterra, a balcony collapse at a Dunedin student concert causes injuries, the Reserve Bank Governor drops the official cash rate, public debate on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes is sparked by news high profile New Zealanders have used the drug for pain relief, the country's greatest batsman is farewelled at a warm and colourful ceremony in Auckland, there's just one more hurdle to jump before nine needy Northland families can move into their very own ex-state houses and you might think Washington DC's about as far away from the flag debate as you can get, think again.