Bomb Disposal - Henderson - Waitemata
Parts of the Henderson police station were evacuated briefly
this afternoon after a member of the public brought a WWII
practice bomb into the station for disposal. The road
outside the police station was also closed.
were called and removed the item.
Closures were in place
for an hour from 12.45pm
People are reminded that any item
suspected to be a hazard should be left undisturbed and
police notified. This ensures general safety and minimises
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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.
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