15 Dec 2017

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Dec 15 2017

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 15 December 2017

A review of the week's news including... the Government opens it's books and launches announces a family package to halve the number of children in poverty, nearly two thirds of MPs vote in support of a bill to legalise euthanasia, women fighting for a ban on surgical mesh feel vindicated health officials have finally acted, shocking details emerge on how an Invercargill policeman planned and executed his estranged wife and shot her new partner, a trainer could be kicked out of greyhound racing if it's proved he used live animals as bait, a serious cattle disease is found in the Hawkes Bay and Southland for the first time, does KFC operate a Yellow list to avoid giving employees days off in lieu?, the State Services Commissioner names and shames Government entities who ignored guidelines and paid their CEOs too much, the head of Briscoes appeals a decision restricting the number of times he can land a helicopter at his new Herne Bay home, why have there been an 'exodus' of dancers from the Royal New Zealand Company?, a raised maximum speed limit comes in to force on two of New Zealand's safest roads and an archeologist makes a remarkable discovery at the site of the country's first major battlefield.