The Justice Minister Andrew Little says the authority’s are looking into breaches of the suppression order keeping the name of Grace Millane’s killer secret; and new research shows 50,000 of the country’s working households are living in poverty.
1.Two girls held hostage in the standoff that ended with a man being shot dead by police are out of hospital and are back with their family. The man was shot in the Tauranga suburb of Bellevue yesterday afternoon.
2.The Justice Minister Andrew Little says the authority’s are looking into breaches of the suppression order keeping the name of Grace Millane’s killer secret. The police say they are aware the 27-year-old has been named on social media in New Zealand in defiance of a court ordered suppression.
3.New research shows 50,000 of the country’s working households are living in poverty. The study into the working poor instigated by the Human Rights Commission, shows the most vulnerable includes single parents, Maori and Pacific people, disabled people and renters. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Karanina Sumeo says it’s the first time in depth and detailed research is being done on the working poor.
4.A new report has found many farm animals are suffering in muddy confined spaces with people often ignoring the problem and officials aren’t sure what to do about it. The comments came in a report by a special Government appointed task force on winter grazing.
5.Two former Prime Ministers say moving Auckland’s Port North will allow for better developments in the City of Sails. Sir John Key and Helen Clark are backing the bold move to North Port near Whangarei.
6.The Waitangi Tribunal is holding a judicial conference today to discuss the scope of it’s urgent inquiry into Oranga Tamariki. It’s the fifth inquiry into Oranga Tamariki following the attempted removal of a week-old baby from his mother in Hawkes Bay in May.
7.Pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong’s local election are on course to inflict an overwhelming defeat on pro-Beijing contenders. They have won more than three quarters of the seats declared so far.
8.Protestors on board an oil company support ship in Timaru want the Government to step in by stopping the company’s drilling plans. The ships owner OMV plans to drill for oil and gas off the Taranaki Coast next month, followed by more drilling in the Great South Basin.
9.Papua New Guinea will seek to ensure a likely majority vote for independence in its autonomous region doesn’t trigger a break-up of the state, says PNG’s Minister for Bougainville Affairs.
10. The Queen has reportedly cancelled Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday celebrations as the fall out from his disastrous interview with his widely criticised friendship with sex offender Jeffery Epstein continues
11. The Police have increased their presence on Auckland’s North Shore after four assaults on women using walking tracks there.They believe all four attacks were carried out by the same man, and are describing them as serious, appalling and unprovoked.
12. Crowds are flocking to Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui anticipating a possible Black Caps win over England. It is the fifth and final day of the test match.
13.Leaked documents detail for the first time China’s systematic brainwashing of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in a network of high-security prison camps.The Chinese government has consistently claimed the camps in the far western Xinjiang region offer voluntary education and training.
14.A long delayed Christchurch Airport hotel is opening for visitors tonight nearly two years after its original completion date. The $80 million, 200 rooms Novotel Hotel was built by Fletcher Building.
15.A submarine loaded with more than 2,000kg (4,409lb) of cocaine has been seized in Spain, police sources say. They say two people were held after the vessel ran aground off Galicia’s coast in the north-west. A third person fled. They all are said to be from Ecuador.
16.At least 29 people have died in landslides caused by severe weather in West Pokot county, Kenya.The landslides, affecting the villages of Nyarkulian and Parua, were reportedly caused by heavy rains.
17.Hutt Valley locals have been enjoying a secret artist whose work has been popping up Banksy style on concrete block retaining walls.