Van close to deceased man had broken down
"Police News Alert Issued *** 2.25pm 24 January 2014
Police have confirmed that the vehicle
close to the body of a man found dead
near Taupo this
morning appears to have broken down.
The man in his 60s
was found a few hundred metres from the vehicle lying
the side of Maroa Road. A post mortem will be carried
out tomorrow to
establish the cause of his
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>