8 Dec 2018

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Dec 7 2018

From The Week In Review, 12:00 pm on 8 December 2018

A review of the week's news including... Police are holding grave fears for the safety of missing British backpacker, New Zealanders are a step closer to finding out if they're being fleeced at the petrol pump, the report by a government appointed panel makes 40 recommendations improve Mental Health and Addiction treatment, Destiny Church says the Department of Corrections is breaching the Treaty of Waitangi by refusing to let it into prisons, pornography is being described by the Chief Censor as a fact of life - even for children, the Kiwi favourite Tip Top looks likely to be sold off by its owner Fonterra, an American thinktank criticises New Zealand for not doing enough to counter Chinese influence in its internal affairs, the National Party MP Maggie Barry responds to bullying allegations by going on the offensive, emails and documents show the Transport Agency has allowed defective brake testing to go on for years, Air New Zealand braces itself for the possibility of further strikes on top of one planned for the busiest travel day of the year, an attempt at a multicultural Christmas parade in Nelson left many children with just one question - where's Santa?, the man who steered New Zealand cinema through its coming of age in a bright yellow 1978 mini is being remembered and the victorious under-17 women footballers say the magnitude of their World Cup bronze is only starting to sink in.