Amendment to Gisborne shooting incident - Victim not dead
Amendment to Gisborne shooting incident
The 39 year old
man found with a gunshot wound was taken to hospital where
he remains in a very serious and critical condition. He has
not passed away as previously stated.
The man’s family
is currently being support by Police and Victim Support
Police are speaking with three people in relation
to this incident and are not looking for any other
individuals at this point.
As this investigation is in the
early stages, there will be no further comment at this
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>