The ANZ bank will today ask the High Court to strike out a claim that new Ross Asset Management was operating as a Ponzi scheme; and Māori women are beaten and killed by their partners at the highest rates in New Zealand and they say they are at risk no matter what they do.
1.An elderly Perth man who spent time on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship has become the first Australian to die after contracting the Covid-19 coronavirus. His death was confirmed by Western Australia’s chief health officer Andrew Robertson.
2.A cruise ship whose passengers and crew were prohibited from disembarking in Vanuatu and New Caledonia because of coronavirus concerns has docked in Tauranga this morning. Seven people on board the Voyage of the Seas have shown flu like symptoms but the Ministry of Health says there is no risk of covid-19.
3.Māori women are beaten and killed by their partners at the highest rates in New Zealand and they say they are at risk no matter what they do. Research shows up to 80 percent of Māori women will experience family violence in their lifetime. Māori women are three times more likely to be killed by a partner than non-Māori.
4.Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani is denying his Government has pledged to free Taliban prisoners as stated in a deal between the United States and the Islamists militant group. In the landmark agreement signed yesterday the US promises a phased withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.
5.Documents released by the military show the head of the Defence Force had to sign a special exemption before the Whakaari/White Island recovery operation to bypass health and safety protocols.
6.A technology boss at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage declared the Tuia 250 website fit for purpose just two months before a major breach was discovered last August. The breach exposed sensitive materials such as the passports and birth certificates of about 300 young people.
7.The ANZ bank will today ask the High Court to strike out a claim that new Ross Asset Management was operating as a Ponzi scheme. The company collapsed in 2012 after owing investors $150 million.