Alfriston Rd, Manurewa Remains Closed
Alfriston Rd, Manurewa Remains
Alfriston Road remains closed between
Claude Road and Scotts Road while Police conduct a scene
examination following an incident which took place at about
1:08am this morning (Sunday 15 December 2013).
is in hospital in a critical condition with what appears to
be a stab wound to the neck.
Three people are currently
helping Police with their enquiries.
More information will
be available at around
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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>>