The Finance Minister Grant Robertson is hitting back at critics who say the Government has simply reannounced the infrastructure projects that had already been promised by the National; and New Zealanders being brought out of the Chinese city of Wuhan the centre of the coronavirus will be placed into quarantine when they get home.
1.New Zealanders being brought out of the Chinese city of Wuhan the centre of the coronavirus will be placed into quarantine when they get home. New Zealand and Australian diplomats are meeting Wuhan today to finalize a plan to get trapped residents out with Australia planning to quarantine evacuees on Christmas Island.
2.The World Health Organisation Executive Director of Health Emergencies Dr Michael Ryan says the outbreak can be stopped.
3.The Finance Minister Grant Robertson is hitting back at critics who say the Government has simply reannounced the infrastructure projects that had already been promised by the National. Robertson says the difference with yesterday’s announcement is the roading projects have now been fully funded and they will be implemented faster.
4.A leading pediatrician is pleased the children’s Intensive Care Unit at Starship Hospital is to be expanded but says more staff will be needed. The Government is giving $25 million to increase the capacity of the unit as part of its infrastructure funding package.
5.The police hunt for an arsonist causing fear along the eastern shore of Lake Taupō continues, but police say it is too early to claim it is a serial arsonist at work. On 12 January, five properties at Hatepe, Tauranga, Taupō and Waitetoko were set alight , including one with a family inside. All managed to escape safely.
6.A leading neuropsychologist says Maori inmates with brain injuries are often misdiagnosed and receive the wrong treatment. A recent University of Canterbury study found nearly every inmate at Christchurch Women’s Prison who was interviewed had suffered a traumatic brain injury prior to incarceration.
7.President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has challenged fresh allegations that he made military aid to Ukraine dependent on investigating political rivals.
8.A Muslim wigger who has been accepted as a refugee has decribed his life as a continuing nightmare because of New Zealand’s immigration processes. The man who fears his family has been detained in re-education camps in China has still not been given his residence visa.