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What’s on RNZ News at 8am – Feb 20

Jami-Lee Ross is once again proclaiming his innocence, as he heads off to court next week - along with three others - to face Serious Fraud Office charges; and despite an urgent meeting about Wellington's ageing and leaking sewerage system it is still not clear when the problems are going to be fixed.  

1.Two New Zealanders have been prevented from taking the evacuation flight home after testing positive for the coronavirus in Japan. They were among eight New Zealander passengers due to arrive in Auckland tonight after being trapped in quarantine on a coronavirus cruThe mayor and councillors met with the city's water company yesterday but kept the public and the media out.

2.Two New Zealand passengers leaving the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. They were barred from taking the Australian evacuation flight which left Tokyo for Darwin shortly after 5am.
 
3. Japan is facing mounting international critcism to its response to the coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship. The US centered They were barred from taking the Australian evacuation flight which left Tokyo for Darwin shortly after 5am. The pair were among eight New Zealand passengers due to arrive in Auckland tonight.
 for disease  control have deacribed Japan’ s quarantine action as inadequate. 

4.Jami-Lee Ross is once again proclaiming his innocence, as he heads off to court next week - along with three others - to face Serious Fraud Office charges. This is just the latest twist in a political drama that began in late 2018 when Jami-Lee Ross unleashed against the National Party and its leader Simon Bridges with allegations of electoral fraud.

5.Despite an urgent meeting about Wellington's ageing and leaking sewerage system it is still not clear when the problems are going to be fixed. The mayor and councillors met with the city's water company yesterday but kept the public and the media out. City Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons was at the meeting, stituant,  svu p9k korh she said at times got heatedM.vasta they have dieor .

6.A former NZ Warriors rugby league player, his wife and their three children - all aged under 10 - have died after the car they were in was allegedly set on fire in Brisbane. Rowan Baxter, 42, and his three children died at the scene in Raven Street, Camp Hill on Wednesday morning. Their mother, 31-year-old Hannah Baxter, was critically injured and taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, where she died early on Wednesday evening.

7.Priciopals warn that some schools are resisting enrolling violent children  because they want more support. The Education Ministry says it is difficulty ordering schools to enrol students that other schools kicked out.

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