Deceased German tourist named
Police have released the name of the German tourist
whose body was recovered from the Mt Aspiring National Park
The deceased is 38 year old Frank SPYCHALSKI
from Steigertsbraun, Germany, who died on a tramping trip on
the Cascade Saddle. His body was recovered from a steep
rocky gut off the Cascade Saddle
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>