Update on Whangarei Assault
Tuesday January 8,
A 34-year-old woman has
died after allegedly being assaulted in a family violence
incident in Whangärei last Friday night (January
Police have named her as Patrica Anne McGrath of
A 32-year-old man appeared in the Whangärei
District Court yesterday charged with assault in relation to
He was remanded in custody to appear on
Monday January 21.
Police are still carrying out an
investigation into the assault and further charges may be
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>