New Years Eve In Christchurch
Christchurch Police report a well behaved crowd of
about 5000 attended the concert at Hagley Park.
person was arrested for disorderly behaviour and 2 were
dealt with for intoxication.
Around the rest of the city
there were few arrests, which were mainly for disorder and
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.