9 Nov 2018

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Nov 9 2018

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 9 November 2018

A review of the week's news including... A woman is missing on the West Coast and a bridge approach at Arthur's Pass has been washed after heavy rain deluged the region, the Immigration Minister admits he did not read the whole file before making his controversial decision to grant residency to convicted drug smuggler, the Jami-Lee Ross saga takes a new twist, professional boxing groups distance themselves from corporate and charity boxing events, anti-abortionists are rallying against proposals to decriminalise abortion, a suicide prevention expert calls health authorities' response woeful, a certifier with the final say on whether damaged vehicles go back on the road admits giving pass marks to vehicles that were still damaged, new research shows decriminalising cannabis and introducing a regulated market would be a boost for New Zealand's economy, a senior banker says the public would hide their money under mattresses if they knew how banks really behaved, people who have been in prison lobby to have their criminal records wiped, three million dollars is earmarked for a memorial for the victims of the country's worst ever aircraft crash and the centenary of New Zealand troops liberating a French on the Western Front in the First World War has been commemorated in the town.