Brett Makiri arrested
Brett Makiri was arrested just
before midnight at an address in Papatoetoe. He will appear
in Auckland District Court today charged with kidnapping,
injuring with intent to injure, unlawful taking of a motor
vehicle and escaping Police custody.
Sergeant John Sutton says Mr Makiri had shaved his head in
an attempt to disguise himself.
The arrest was made by
Auckland Central Crime Squad following the searching of
several houses of Mr Makiri's associates with the assistance
of Counties Manukau Police and Delta Dog Squad.
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked 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. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>