What’s on RNZ News at midday – Nov 5
The National Party's newest recruit Christopher Luxon wants to push the boundaries on it’s proposal for a 'no jab no pay' policy; and the All Blacks have landed at Auckland Airport bringing with them their bronze medal from the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
1.The National Party's newest recruit Christopher Luxon wants to push the boundaries on it’s proposal for a 'no jab no pay' policy. The former Air New Zealand Chief Executive made the comments in his first interview since being selected as the Botany electorate candidate.
2.The All Blacks have landed at Auckland Airport bringing with them their bronze medal from the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
3.The New Zealand First’s tough stance on the Indian community being allowed to bring partner’s to New Zealand is causing a rift in the coalition. The Immigration Minister and Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway is at loggerheads with New Zealand First over immigration policy changes that have had a particularly big impact on Indians who commonly enter into arranged marriages.
4.The sister of Amber-Rose Rush has this morning detailed her concerns about the 16-year-old’s friendship with her accused murderer. A jury of 10 men and two women are hearing the trial of Venod Skantha in the High Court in Dunedin.
5.The Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has accused some of those involved in his High Court action are covering their butts and others are suffering from a memory lapse.
6.Today is 138 years since armed constabulary troops invaded the peaceful Taranaki settlement of Parihaka. The commemoration comes three weeks after the final reading of the Parihaka Reconciliation Bill, legislation that aims to reconcile the relationship between Parihaka and the Crown.
7.A man who has become an international disability rights activist says, in care he was treated like a slave. Robert Martin the first person with a learning disability to be elected to a UN committee for the rights of persons with disabilities was giving evidence to the Royal Commission into abuse and state or faith-based care.
8.The White House has officially informed the United Nations it’s beginning the process of pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
9.Iran says it has doubled the number of advanced centrafuse devices it uses to enrich uranium. It’s continuing to move away from a nuclear accord signed with the US, the Europeans and others.
10.North Shore MP Maggie Barry is set to retire from politics in 2020. The former Morning Report and Maggie's Garden Show presenter has held the North Shore seat for three terms.
11. After decades of waiting paramedics are finally being recognised with regulation that puts them in line with doctors and nurses. The Government has announced that paramedics are to be registered as health practitioners and a Paramedic council will be setup as a regulatory body for the profession.
12. Dunedin's mayor says fossil rich land in Otago needs to be kept out of the hands of miners. The city council is pondering the future of the Foulden Maar site
13. There's been a magnitude 6.9 earthquake off Tonga.The quake was shallow, estimated at a depth of just 10 kilometres by the Pacific Tsunami Center in Hawaii. It was 130km to the west of the Vava'u group and the centre reports there is no tsunami threat.
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