Helicopters respond to accident north of Wairoa
The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was involved in a
The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter and
Eastland Rescue Helicopter crews were both responded to a
car vs. truck accident north of Wairoa. The Eastland Rescue
Helicopter airlifted a 47 year old male truck driver with
head and chest injuries and the Lowe Corporation Rescue
Helicopter airlifted a 59 year old female car driver with
serious fractures and lacerations.
Both were transported
to Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital for further
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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>>