8 Jun 2018

The Week In Review for week ending Fri June 8 2018

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 8 June 2018

A review of the week's news including... a new new super ministry to deal with the housing crisis, a leading environmentalist calls for tougher rules to stop logging operations from causing devastation seen at the weekend, the Housing New Zealand chief executive says its black list of tenants banned from state housing based on a dodgy meth testing regime has been wiped, the Government choses a former National Party prime minister to lead a group studying ways to achieve a fairer deal on pay and conditions, a patient at Tauranga Hospital says she could hear nurses arguing and swearing while she lay bleeding in a bed, residents of a botched housing development compare losing their homes to a loved one's funeral, the Taranaki rugby team will be without a home ground this season, some tourism operators in the Abel Tasman National Park say a hike in fees for huts and campsites will put some overseas visitors off, the rail tracks between Napier and Wairoa are humming again, Northcote voters go to the polls this weekend - we hear from the National and Labour candidates, brave, courageous and exceptional - just a few of the words used to describe bravery medal recipients and a cat makes a miraculous recovery after it survived a four and a half hour drive trapped in the grill of a car.