NZ Police CommCens Alert 09:00 8-09-2006
Location of incident: Osborne Street,
Incident Type: Homicide
Homicide: At 0900
hrs a Homicide has occured in Osborne Street, near Ferry
Road in Christchurch. Police are currently off at the scene
and the area is contained. Police are currently speaking
with a male person believed to have been involved. No
further information is available at present a meadis release
will be prepared and forwarded when able.
Inspector Doug Parker
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.
Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>