Assault victim dies
Tarun Asthana, the 25 year-old
Mt Albert man who was knocked to the ground outside a fast
food outlet near Britomart shortly after 5am on Sunday
morning, died in Auckland Hospital at about 11.30 this
He was surrounded by family and friends at the
time of his death and had been on a life support system
since he was allegedly assaulted by a 27 year-old man.
accused is due to appear in the Auckland District Court
today charged with Mr Asthana's assault and, due to his
death, will face a more serious charge at a later
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On John Banks (And Blogging’s Merits)
It is hard to feel sorry for John Banks. Sorry, I’ll start that again. It would be easy to feel sorry for John Banks in his current sorry plight…unless and until one re-reads the passage in David Fisher’s excellent book The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom about his abandonment of a friend in need.
There was Kim Dotcom, languishing sick in prison in need of help and/or even just a hand of friendship – but at that very point we find that Banks, who had taken Dotcom’s money and happily availed himself of Dotcom’s hospitality during the good times, has chosen to take his phone off the hook, and has left Dotcom in the lurch. More>>