What’s on RNZ News at 8am – Feb 14
The Maori Party has acknowledged it has a massive job ahead to make a come back in Parliament and says it won’t get it on party votes alone; and more than a 100 years since Moriori were slaughtered, enslaved and falsely classified as extinct, a true account of their story is about to be entrenched in the law.
1.A man is dead after a shoot-out with police in Tauranga on Thursday evening. In a statement, police said they attempted to stop a vehicle at 7.46pm on Carmichael Road in Tauranga, in relation to an ongoing double-homicide enquiry.
2.The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak recorded 242 deaths on Wednesday. It was the biggest daily rise in deaths in Hubei since the flu-like virus emerged in the province's capital, Wuhan, in December. There was also a huge increase in the number of cases, with 14,840 people diagnosed with Covid-19.
3.NZ First Leader Winston Peters has claimed responsibility for photographs taken of RNZ journalist Guyon Espiner, Stuff reporter Matt Shand and former NZ First president Lester Gray. The photographs, and a video, were posted on The BFD, a Whale Oil-linked website which has been running stories defending New Zealand First and trying to belittle reporting about the NZ First Foundation donations.
4.More than a 100 years since Moriori were slaughtered, enslaved and falsely classified as extinct, a true account of their story is about to be entrenched in the law. Moriori descendants and representatives of the Crown will meet in Rēkohu, or the Chatham Islands, today for the signing of the Moriori Treaty Settlement.
5.A public meeting will be held in the Southland town of Mataura tonight to look at what can be done about toxic waste that's been stored there. The ouvea premix comes from the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter and would produce ammonia gas if mixed with water.
6.The Maori Party has acknowledged it has a massive job ahead to make a come back in Parliament and says it won’t get it on party votes alone. The party failed to win any seats in the 2017 election.
7.People looking for love on dating apps this Valentine's Day are being warned to be on the lookout for romantic scammers who target the day to exploit singles. The internet watchdog Netsafe says the tricksters count on the age-old adage that "love is blind".
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