New images and information accelerates robbery investigation
New images and information from the public accelerates
Kilbirnie attempted robbery investigation
sustained attack on a liquor store attendant in Kilbirnie on
Tuesday afternoon Police are seeking help to identify the
Detective Sergeant Sam
Mercer says "We are hoping that these new images will help
someone recognise him.
"Witnesses who have already come
forward have confirmed that the offender was bleeding from
his forehead after the attack.
"We are interested in
hearing from anyone who saw this male, or who knows someone
matching his description, as he would have had a fresh
injury to his forehead.
"He was wearing a green
sweatshirt with two small emblems on the front and a large
'coat-of-arms' style on the back along with tan-coloured
trousers and white Nike shoes.
"Police would also like to
encourage anyone who recognises the 'coat-of-arms' style
emblem to make contact", says Detective Sergeant Sam Mercer.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information to
phone Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000 or to provide
information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>