New Zealand First MPs returning to Parliament this morning will face questions about donations and a serious fraud investigation; and Maori film director Libby Hakaraia says Taika Waititi’s Oscar win has shown the world the indigenous storytellers deserve to be heard and the audiences agree.
1.New Zealand First MPs returning to Parliament this morning will face questions about donations and a serious fraud investigation. The Electoral Commission has ruled some money given to the party’s foundation was not properly handled or declared.
2.Research shows almost half of teenagers have seen harmful content online. Such as, videos of extreme violence and guides on how to harm themselves. The study conducted for Netsafe shows 36 percent of teens have seen graphic images such as terrorist beheading people.
3.The World Health Organisation says the spread of coronavirus and people who had no history of travel to China, could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire”. The death toll from the epidemic has risen to more than 900, all but two in mainland China
4.Maori film director Libby Hakaraia says Taika Waititi’s Oscar win has shown the world the indigenous storytellers deserve to be heard and the audiences agree. Waititi won Best Adapted Screenplay yesterday for his movie Jojo Rabbit.
5.Helicopter pilot Tom Storey who helped rescue 12 people from Whakaari/White Island the day it erupted, wishes he had carried the body of his friend Hayden Marshall-Inman to higher ground or to a rescue chopper.
6.Government scientists say there is a significant risk of fire in Wellington after a big earthquake, strong winds, steep slopes and old infrastructure contribute to the risk. The GNS science report shows Wellington, relies on old gas pipes and electrical networks and has a lot of vegetation close to densely populated areas.
7.The United States has charged four Chinese military hackers for the breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency in 2017 that affected nearly 150 million American citizens, Attorney General William Barr said.
8.Crews are continuing to search for a 32-year-old woman who went missing in Mt Aspiring National Park at the weekend. Stephanie Simpson was reported missing yesterday morning when she missed an appointment.
9.South Auckland rail commuters say their journey into the CBD took a little longer this morning but was not as bad as yesterday.