19 Oct 2018

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Oct 19 2018

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 19 October 2018

A review of the week's news including... National's leader apologises profusely following the release of a six-and-a-half minute phone recording, Dame Jenny Shipley concedes the board of failed construction firm Mainzeal never sought legal advice about securing money from China, inflation rises to the highest level in a year, an appearance by former National leader Don Brash at Massey University goes ahead without protest, a scathing report reveals serious dysfunction at Cycling New Zealand, a group of business people unveil a plan to build a new stadium at the Auckland waterfront, an investigative writer accuses the Defence Force of covering up bullying, sexual violence and drinking, Sir Peter Jackson's film that brings to life First World War film footage has its premiere at the London Film Festival and the winner of Forest and Bird's 2018 Bird of the Year is revealed.