Motor vehicle collision - Counties Manukau
"Police News Alert Issued *** 6.15pm, January 30th
At about 4.20p.m. Police were
advised of a vehicle collision on Morrison Road Pukekawa. On
arrival it was established that a 10 year old child had been
struck by a vehicle near a bend in the road.
The child has
been transported to Auckland Starship hospital. Diversions
are in place and are expected to remain for another two
The Serious Crash Unit is
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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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