At approximately 0300hrs on the
25/12/12, the Police and Fire Service were called to a fire
at a residential property in Henderson.
The fire caused
extensive damage to the property and the eight occupants who
were at home at the time of the fire, all escaped without
Police investigations indicate that the fire was
deliberately lit and a male known to the occupants of the
address is assisting Police with their
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>