Christchurch - Missing Person
Short description: Missing Person
Police are seeking public
assistance to locate Britta Kappel who was reported missing
from Christchurch on Tuesday 29 January 2013.
described as Female, Caucasian, 30 years, 165 cm tall, slim
build, shoulder length black / brown hair and blue eyes.
Last seen wearing black sport pants, blue sleeveless top,
black running shoes and riding a black / blue and white
Giant Boulder Mountain Bike.
Anyone with information as
to Britta’s whereabouts can call Christchurch Police on 03
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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>>