What’s on RNZ News at 8am – Nov 6
The National Party leader says he is not ruling out imposing a no jab no pay policy on people receiving working for families payment; and NZ First MP Shane Jones is not backing down from comments about the Indian community
1. The National Party leader says he is not ruling out imposing a no jab no pay policy on people receiving working for families payments. The newly selected National Party candidate for Botany Christopher Luxon told Morning Report yesterday he backed the idea of cutting parent benefits if a child of theirs has not been vaccinated and even extending it to people getting working for families.
2. NZ First MP Shane Jones is not backing down from comments about the Indian community. A change in approach by immigration officials to partnership visas - insisting that couples have to spend time living together in order to be eligible - means Indians in particular are having a much harder time bringing their spouses to New Zealand. Jones last month lashed out at the Indian community, telling them to catch the next flight home if they didn't like the country's immigration policy.
3.Auckland firefighters have contained a big scrub fire on Mount Wellington and another on Mount Eden.There were 55 fireworks-related blazes from Auckland to Northland last night, Fire and Emergency says.
4.Documents show big problems surrounding the overhaul of the country's over-taxed IT systems for managing highway crashes, snarl-ups and roadworks.The Transport Agency ditched a multi-million dollar contract soon after signing it, then the alternative system failed at its first deployment.
5.The Royal Commission on abuse in state and faith based care has heard from a woman who says that before she turned 16 she was moved between atleast a dozen care homes and raped several times.
6.The Crown will this morning open its case in the trial of the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane in Auckland 11 months ago.
7.Amber-Rose Rush's sister sounded warnings about her friendship with her accused killer in the months before she died.The trial of former doctor Venod Skantha, who is accused of murdering the 16-year-old, today enters its third day in the High Court at Dunedin.
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