Fatality in Opotiki
At approximately 3pm today police were
called to the report of a fatality on the grounds of Opotiki
A local man in his 70s had been assisting with
repairs on mowing equipment belonging to the college when he
was caught in the machinery leading to fatal
There are no suspicious circumstances. The
Department of Labour have been advised and the matter will
be referred to the Coroner.
The man's name is expected to
be released tomorrow once all of his next of kin have been
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.