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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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.
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