Whangaparaoa deceased named
Location: Arkles Bay Beach, Whangaparäoa
Operation Matt, Arkles Bay update
Short description: Operation Matt, Arkles Bay update
Investigation into the unexplained
death of a person located at Arkles Bay Beach, Whangaparäoa
on 7 January 2013.
Rodney Police have now
formally identified the deceased person located at Arkles
Bay Beach, Whangaparäoa on the morning of 7 January 2013.
She is Katherine BENNETT, aged 60 years of Arkles Bay.
“Elements surrounding the death of Ms BENNETT require
further clarification and at this time the exact cause of
her death remains unexplained.”, said Detective Senior
Sergeant Brett Batty.
“We are keeping an open mind to
all possibilities and we have committed significant
resources to ensure the circumstances of her death are fully
Police will be making no further comment
on this investigation until further notice.
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them 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.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>