31 Aug 2012

The Week in Review - week ending 31 August 2012+* (-3 dB)

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 31 August 2012

A review of the week's news including: NZ's most notorious sex offender released from jail to storm of protest; John Key appears determined to proceed with sale of Mighty River Power shares, despite Waitangi Tribunal recommendation; legalisation of same-sex marriage passes first hurdle; 18- and 19-year olds still able to buy alcohol in pubs and shops, after parliamentary vote; opposition urges Government to act on child poverty; Drug Foundation warns proposed drug testing of beneficiaries could create bigger problem; banks' profit margins at their highest level in years; Huntly and Greymouth reeling after job cuts announced; Ministry of Primary Industries rejects Department of Conservation's recommendations on protecting Maui's dolphins; Lydio Ko becomes youngest golfer to win on the LPGA tour; Amitai Pati wins 2012 Lexus Song Quest.