morning at approximately 5am Ambulance Officers were called
to a rural property in Blenheim by a 30 year old male
stating he had been shot in the leg.
Police attended the
incident and located the male who was conscious and in a lot
He was transported by ambulance to Wairau
hospital where he will require surgery.
currently speaking with witnesses to establish what has
occurred at the address.
The owners of the address were
not home when this occurred, they had arranged house sitters
while away on holiday. They have been notified of the
shooting and are returning home from their holiday.
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8/3: International Women’s Day Celebrated Around New Zealand
As women celebrate March 8th, International Women’s Day, in 23 events around New Zealand, it’s timely to reflect on the fact less than a third of our Members of Parliament are women, and that occupations that women dominate, such as caregivers, are amongst the lowest paid in New Zealand, Sue Kedgley, President of UN Women NZ said today.
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