Missing Elderly Male
Late yesterday afternoon the
alarm was raised when an 80 year old Foxton Beach man
failed to return home after going out for a walk with his
The local Police, Search and Rescue, and Fire Service
have searched the area and will recommence at 7 o'clock
Police are asking if the public could ring
should they see an elderly Caucasian male wearing brown
corduroy pants, a black checked shirt, black shoes and
black cap. He is 5'7" with long grey hair, and often
carries his small white dog on a lead.
serious concerns for this male as he is known to have a
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>