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 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>>