Baby Jacob inquiry
A 25 year-old woman and a 36
year-old man will appear in the Auckland District Court
today charged with abduction of a child.
The pair was
arrested this afternoon by officers investigating the
overnight removal of a 10 day old infant, known as Baby
Jacob, from the newborn intensive care unit in Auckland's
The baby boy was located by Police this
morning and returned to hospital where he remains in the
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Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader
Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.
“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.
“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>