Person missing at sea
Police and Navy are now back from Firth on Thames, they
are downloading the information collected with the Remis,
the torpedo type tool used to swim along the bottom of the
sea bed and photograph large areas.
The information will
then be analysed. This could take until tomorrow. It is
expected that this part of the search could take up to four
Currently there is no one at the scene.
apologise to media for releasing the missing boys age as 13,
we have since spoken to the family representative and she
has told us he is definately 11 years of age.
males who were involved in the incident are all still at
Middlemore Hosital and not expected to be released until
Monday. They are aged 39, 21 and 15.
There will be no
further update tonight from Police.
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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>>