Canterbury University Earthquake Update
There has been a significant aftershock in the
Canterbury region today
Canterbury students and staff are being marshalled on Ilam
Field and the arts car park. NZi3 on Crekye Rd has been
established as a welfare and information centre for those
The University of Canterbury Health
Centre is open with two doctors present. Those who can leave
the campus by foot and are confident to do so, should leave.
Those who can leave by car should be aware there is
significant congestion on the streets around campus. The
campus is closed until further notice.
check the UC website www.canterbury.ac.nz and the University
of Canterbury’s Facebook page for updates.
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>