Search for missing Kiribati fisherman - Update #2
An RNZAF P3 Orion has completed an initial radar search of
the sea south of Tarawa Island, Kiribati, for three
fishermen overdue for three days in a 6m boat. No sign has
yet been seen of the fishermen.
The aircraft has now
landed on Tarawa Island and the search will resume at first
A further update will be issued
mid-morning, unless there are further developments in the
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Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader
Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.
“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.
“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>