Featherston homicide: Statement from the Jones family
Featherston homicide inquiry: Statement from the Jones
Three days ago a piece of this family was taken
from us and we have been left devastated.
Glen loved his
family and friends and will be especially missed by his
nieces and nephews.
He was part of the fabric of the
Featherston community and lots of people looked out for
We know that many people around town had a soft spot
for 'Jonsey' and will sympathise with our grief.
support we have received over the last few days has been
overwhelming and we sincerely want to thank you all for
We are hugely grateful to the large numbers of
people who have been in contact with the Police and provided
We appreciate that the media has supported
the appeals for information and respected our privacy.
a family, we ask that they continue to respect our privacy
so we can heal without undue
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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>>