Examination of recovered launch Erie under way
Examination of recovered launch Erie under
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 2:47pm
The 9 metre
launch Erie has been taken out of the water at Port Taranaki
and is undergoing forensic and mechanical examinations in
search of some clue as to what has happened to William Kerry
Blair. Police are working with maritime experts to provide
information on the condition of the boat
This work is
expected to take a couple of days. and no results from the
examinations are yet
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.