Red Cross Person Enquiry Line now activated
23 February 2011 02:00am
Red Cross Person
Enquiry Line now activated
Zealand Red Cross Person Enquiry Line is now
People in New Zealand concerned about
the wellbeing of friends and relatives in Christchurch
should call 0800 REDCROSS (0800 733 276).
If you are
unable to contact a friend or relative in the Christchurch
area, call the Red Cross Person Enquiry Line. Red Cross will
be able to tell you if they have registered with Civil
People are encouraged to do this before reporting
friends and relatives missing.
People enquiring from
outside New Zealand should call +64 7 850
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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.
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