Navy joins Sounds search
Members of the NZ Navy
have joined the Police Maritime Unit onboard the Lady
Elizabeth lV searching the Endeavour Inlet area of the
Marlborough Sounds for Marlborough man Craig Alfred
PARTRIDGE, 45, lost overboard from his vessel early on
The Navy has sophisticated equipment
which will provide an accurate picture of the entire seabed
within plotted coordinates in the search area. The results
of that will be available later this afternoon
shoreline searches will
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Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand
Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party.
In scenario one, Cunliffe could resign immediately and trigger a leadership vote among the caucus, the party membership and unions affiliates. This would be a high risk gambit in that it would pre-empt any review of the Labour election campaign and would be likely to open up new divisions.
While one can safely predict the caucus would vote against Cunliffe, the wider party and union response would be unpredictable, given that Cunliffe (ineptly) ran a centrist neo-Goff/Shearer campaign this year and not the left wing campaign that those who voted him into the leadership were expecting him to pursue. More>>