13 Oct 2018

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Oct 12 2018

From The Week In Review, 1:00 am on 13 October 2018

A review of the week's news including... no immediate reprieve for motorists from eye-watering fuel prices even as the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern admits New Zealanders are being fleeced, the greens ask what's the point in a five-billion-dollar surplus if there's still people living in cars and garages?, many frontline police say decriminalisation of cannabis should be looked at seriously ahead of a national referendum, a new Government plan aims for healthy swimmable rivers and lakes within five years, Auckland's first regionwide homeless count shows an estimated 800 people are either sleeping rough or in cars, convicted double murderer Mark Lundy wants to take his bid for freedom all the way to the Supreme Court, New Zealand's only large-scale grain-fed feedlot farm is non-compliant, the Government hopes its measures to crack down on loan sharks will come into effect from 2020, an expensive new drug for age-related macular degeneration is saving the eyesight of patients, scientists begin tests to see how close kauri die-back has crept to Tane Mahuta, an indigenous free-trade agreement is one of the key ideas at the World Indigenous Business Forum in Rotorua and a super-sized sheep will finally get the chop and it's hoped she could take out a world record.