District: Auckland City
Police have concerns for the safety of a male
who was seen to jump into the water by the eastern side of
Auckland's Princes Wharf at around 5 am this
Members of the public saw the male remove his
shoes and shirt before jumping into the water and he was
last seen swimming under the wharf.
Police staff and the
Police Maritime Unit searched the area but were unable to
The Police National Dive Squad is being called
in to assist with the search.
The male was described as
being Caucasian, approximately 186 cm tall, medium build,
with frizzy hair that was 15 - 20 cm long.
information that could assist the Police in identifying the
male or confirming that he is safe, are asked to urgently
contact the Auckland Police Maritime unit on 302 6400.
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked 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. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>