Man referred for psychiatric assessment after cemetery incid
Man referred for psychiatric assessment after cemetery
Christchurch Police have removed a man from a
city cemetery this morning after he made threats to exhume a
The 25-year old Christchurch man was taken in to
custody and has been referred to psychiatric emergency
services for assessment.
Police were contacted overnight
after the man was reported to have threatened to exhume the
body of a 90-year old man. He had previously intruded on the
funeral for the deceased man on Wednesday.
apprehended the man without incident as soon as he arrived
at the cemetery. The grave was not disturbed.
© Scoop Media
On The Greens Proposal To Gradually Lift The Minimum Wage
Heading into the election home stretch, voters have a clear choice about the best way to help low and middle income New Zealanders. They can do so by gradually lifting the minimum wage (as the Greens propose) or by a small tax cut, as the government seems about to announce.
The minimum wage boost – by 75 cents an hour to $15 in December, and then by gradual annual increments to $18 an hour by 2017 – that the Greens are talking about is just one part of a packet of employment measures that would include scrapping youth rates and the 90 day trial period, introducing a redundancy package of four weeks, offsetting any abatement effect of the policy package for those receiving Working For Families, and finally… ditching the exception made by the government (during the Hobbit negotiations) for workers in the screen industry, which denies them normal workplace safeguards and entitlements. More>>