White substance found in envelope at Mail Centre
Emergency services attending incident at Mail
Police and other emergency services are
attending an incident at the Christchurch Mail Centre on
Orchard Road, after a white powder substance was found in an
Part of the mail sorting centre has been
isolated and around 80 staff evacuated from that part of the
complex as a precaution until the substance has been
Police and other agencies are now working to
identify the substance.
Police were alerted to the
incident shortly after
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>