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 Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>