Two sexual assaults in Christchurch
Two sexual assaults in
Christchurch Police are
investigating two unrelated attacks on women over the
weekend. Both appear to be sexually motivated.
first incident a 14 year old female has been attacked and
pulled into bushes on Walton Street close to Colombo Street,
at about 9.30 pm on Friday night. She has suffered bruising
but no other serious injuries.
The offender is described
as being male European, tall muscular build, shaved head,
riding a green push scooter.
In the second incident a 19
year old female has been attacked by a male carrying a
weapon in Jellie Park, Burnside, at about 1.50 am on Sunday
She has suffered cuts and bruising. In
fighting back, the offender has been scratched, and her dog
has bitten the offender in the shoulder / neck area.
injuries are likely to be causing the offender discomfort.
He is described as being male European, facial stubble, and
wearing dark clothing.
Any information can be forwarded
to Detective Greg Dalziel at the Christchurch Central Police
Station on 3637899
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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>>