Seasons Greetings from Avon-Otakaro Network
Seasons Greetings from Avon-Otakaro
Seasons Greetings to all our
supporters and partners!
Our end of year message for
2013/14 is attached and includes a summary of our
achievements to date and our key actions for 2014.
you to everyone who has supported us and contributed to our
endeavours. 2014 is shaping up to be a year of significant
progress in the realisation of our vision to turn the Avon
River Residential Red Zone into an ecological and
recreational reserve and river park.
We hope you will
continue with us as we enter the next phase of our journey
(if you think you have the skills and commitment to join our
Strategic Steering Group, please do contact
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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>>