23 Nov 2018

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Nov 23 2018

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 23 November 2018

A review of the week's news including... Government lawyers ask the High Court to order the Institution of Professional Engineers to resume its investigation into the civil engineer responsible for the CTV building, a founder of the Auckland Pride Parade says it's been hi-jacked, the engineering firm set to build New Zealand's largest ever infrastructure project goes bust, the chair of the NZTA accepts there'll be more revelations about regulatory failings, smoking in cars carrying children could soon be a thing of the past, the government plans to stub out vaping in bars and restaurants and restrict the sale of e-cigarettes, the unprecedented failure to reach a consensus at the APEC leaders meeting, Kiwibank customers are outraged at news their local branches are being shut, the public may know before Christmas whether classified information on a controversial defence force raid will be released, the common practice of cutting tongue-tied babies is being labelled painful, frequently unnecessary and potentially dangerous, Auckland children with severe and extremely painful dental problems are having to wait double the time they should and dead sperm whale is found with more than six kilograms of plastic caught up in its stomach.