Media release regarding false complaint
88 Cameron Street,
Tuesday December 10,
Police have referred a
teenage girl to Youth Aid for making a false complaint in
relation to an alleged assault at a Ruakaka address in May
The 16-year-old girl alleged that a man had
entered her house and tried to sexually assault her.
assault was alleged to have occurred in the morning of May
Police would like to thank the public for their
assistance while this matter was being
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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>>