The Justice Minister expects those who shared the name of Grace Millane’s killer via social media will face legal action; and the Government is abandoning a goal to settle all Treaty of Waitangi claims by next year.
1.Residents of a quiet Tauranga street have described the man shot by police yesterday as a bit of a recluse.The man was shot dead after a 15-hour standoff with police during which he is believed to have held three children hostage.
2. The Justice Minister expects those who shared the name of Grace Millane’s killer via social media will face legal action.
3.An MRI technician in Auckland says hospital staff have to run between appointments with patients as they struggle with the growing waiting list. More than 2000 patients in the region are on waiting lists for the crucial scans.
4. Supporters of moving Auckland’s port north says the Government needs to be careful of being blinded by the status quo. Two former Prime Minsters Sir John Key and Helen Clark have publicly backed the waterfront 2029 campaign to move the port to Northland and are hoping to raise $250,000 to get it started.
5.The Government is abandoning a goal to settle all Treaty of Waitangi claims by next year. About half of the 50 groups yet to reach final settlements have put their negotiations with the Crown on hold.
6. Beneficiary advocates are describing relationship rules in the welfare system as outdated and harmful.
7. Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, has announced his candidacy for US President, saying “the stakes could not be higher”.Bloomberg jumped into the US presidential race today, adding another moderate voice to a crowded field of Democratic contenders seeking to face Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.