4 Aug 2018

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Aug 3 2018

From The Week In Review, 5:00 pm on 4 August 2018

A review of the week's news including... A former driver of the bus involved in a fatal crash on Mt Ruapehu says she left the company because she felt unsafe getting behind the wheel, industry players say the Government is the main culprit in driving construction companies to the wall following the receivership of Ebert Construction, footage emerges of a Mongrel Mob member getting tattooed in Rimutaka Prison, the Justice Minister says public health concerns will be a deciding factor in whether an upcoming referendum on cannabis is binding or not, the head of the inquiry into the appointment of a deputy police commissioner has quit after questions were repeatedly raised about a personal conflict of interest, primary school teachers and principals have voted to go on strike for the first time in twenty years, last Monday marked the last two days of power for Winston Peters with Jacinda Ardern formally resuming her duties as Prime Minister at midnight on Wednesday, cries of "traitor" rang out as angry scenes erupted outside Parliament before a controversial treaty settlement was signed this week, New Zealand's long-running and very popular nightly soap opera Shortland Street has deeply upset members of the Down Syndrome community, an animal rights group is calling for Tegel to be prosecuted over the treatment of chickens at one of its farms, a battle between two breakfast cereals was been played out in the High Court in Christchurch and after a tide of criticism from his players and staff the Football Ferns coach has stood down from his position.