Woman in critical condition following assault
Monday January 7,
A 32-year-old man is appearing in the
Whangärei District Court today facing an assault charge
following a family violence incident in Kamo on Friday
(January 4) night.
After the incident at the Kamo address,
a 34-year-old woman was taken to Whangärei Hospital with
head injuries and is currently in a critical
The 32-year-old man is also facing a charge of
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On John Banks (And Blogging’s Merits)
It is hard to feel sorry for John Banks. Sorry, I’ll start that again. It would be easy to feel sorry for John Banks in his current sorry plight…unless and until one re-reads the passage in David Fisher’s excellent book The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom about his abandonment of a friend in need.
There was Kim Dotcom, languishing sick in prison in need of help and/or even just a hand of friendship – but at that very point we find that Banks, who had taken Dotcom’s money and happily availed himself of Dotcom’s hospitality during the good times, has chosen to take his phone off the hook, and has left Dotcom in the lurch. More>>