Soldier located by NZ Defence Force staff
Title: Soldier located by NZ Defence Force staff
soldier missing overnight on the Heaphy Track in Golden Bay
was located about 8am today by his NZDF colleagues.
Police were informed shortly after 10pm yesterday that
the man and become separated from his tramping party.
Police assessed the situation and considered there was no
immediate requirement to deploy search and rescue teams. The
man was well-equipped and weather conditions were good.
Police monitored the situation overnight and have been
informed the man has been located.
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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>>