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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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>>