22 Dec 2018

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Dec 21 2018

From The Week In Review, 11:00 am on 22 December 2018

A review of the week's news including... Government spying confirmed, a binding referendum to be held on legalising cannabis, the deputy Police Commissioner belittled and humiliated staff but won't be sacked, the Free Speech Coalition not impressed by Massey University Brash speech cancellation review, Maori are more likely to be victims of criminal activity according to the first crime and victims survey, Japan plans the resumption of commercial whaling, the Social Development ministry considers compensating HNZ meth evictees, a look back on NZ's 2018 MeToo movement, the outgoing National MP Chris Finlayson delivers his Valedictory statement, the seriously underground plan for mothballed air-raid tunnels and prisoners spruce up bikes to spread Christmas cheer.