17 Aug 2018

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Aug 17 2018

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 17 August 2018

A review of the week's news including... A National Party MP calls the move requiring NZ First MPs to pay a $300,000 fine is undemocratic, primary and intermediate teachers may strike again, the horticulture industry says you might have fork out almost six dollars for a lettuce in the not too distant future, a former Kingitanga advisor writes a scathing email criticising the M<aori King's leadership skills, ten months after the government named Kelvin Davis the Crown-Maori Relations Minister, it's still unclear what his job is, New Zealand dialysis patients have their treatment rationed because of ineligible immigrants, a property management company distances itself from a social media campaign that suggested tenants weren't paying enough rent, a man living with multiple sclerosis says Pharmac denied funding for his medication because he was unable to walk more than 500m, deer velvet capsules which Sir Bob Charles attributed his longevity to is the subject of a Commerce Commission investigation, MPs expenses show politicians have been spending up large on travel and accommodation, global chemical company Monsanto is describing its weedkiller Roundup as safer than household bleach, the Black Ferns continue to break new ground for women's rugby and All Black great Sir Bryan Williams will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame next month.