Somali community on Christchurch incident
The family of the gentleman involved in the incident in
Christchurch and the wider Somali community wish to express
our collective sympathy to all affacted by this incident. We
are aware of the situation which those affected are going
through and we wish them a quick recovery.
© Scoop Media
Campbell on: the local body election result in Wellington
For obvious reasons, politics is more of a big deal in the capital city than anywhere else in the country. Even so, fewer than four in ten eligible voters bothered to vote in Saturday’s local body elections in Wellington (turnout 39.66%).
Even less was felt to be at stake this time around than in 2016, when 45% of the electorate voted Justin Lester into the mayoralty.
To put it mildly, the Lester-led Council failed to live up to expectations. Lester will be remembered mainly for the fact that somehow, he managed to lose this election. . More>>