Porirua Police investigating death of woman
Porirua Police investigating following the discovery of the
body of a 33-year-old resident
Porirua Police CIB have
launched an inquiry following the discovery of a 33-year-old
woman at a Sunrise Boulevard address in Tawa,
The victim has been found by her family after
what Police believe has been a violent attack.
secured two crime scenes, one at the Tawa address as well as
vehicle located near the Takapu Road Railway
Police are appealing for anyone who has seen or
head anything in or around the Tawa address or the Railway
Station to come forward.
Of particular interest is anyone
travelling on trains this morning between 7.00 and 8.00am
who may have seen anything around the vehicle which is a
blue Toyota Corolla hatchback, registration GMB108.
will not be releasing further details until the next of kin
can be informed.
Anyone with information should contact
Porirua Police CIB on (04) 238 1401 or provide information
anonymously through Crimestoppers by phoning 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>>