Police arrest Manurewa man over Alicia McCallion murder
Police arrest Manurewa man in relation to murder of Alicia
Counties Manukau Police have this morning
arrested a 39 year old Manurewa man in relation to the
murder of Alicia McCallion.
Detective Inspector Mark Gutry
says, “The arrest is as a result of enquiries and forensic
examination that have been conducted since the homicide last
The man will be appearing in the Manukau
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
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