19 Aug 2016

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Aug 19 2016

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 19 August 2016

A review of the week's news including... Medical centres in Havelock North have been under siege and schools have been closed this week as a water contamination crisis escalated, a new poll has found two thirds of New Zealanders want cannabis legalised for personal use or at least for criminal penalties to be removed, the Intelligence and Security Committee is being likened to a cozy club between National and Labour, Wellington International Airport vehemently rejects a report which says there won't be enough demand for proposed international routes to justify a runway extension, the real estate giant Colliers International suggested the government house homeless people in tents and warehouses, student loans are costing taxpayers 600-million dollars a year in interest write-offs and aren't actually benefiting poorer students according to a think tank, the Chatham Islands wants to upgrade its airport so jet aircraft can land, the New Zealand cloud storage company Mega fails in a High Court bid to stop information about its customers being handed to the Kazakhstan government, there's deep disappoint at Vietnam's last minute decision to cancel a ceremony planned to mark this week's 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, another record has been broken in Utah by a TEAM of New Zealanders, and for the first time a musical performance on Checkpoint.