Missing Northland Woman
Police are looking for a Northland
woman who has been missing since Sunday afternoon. (April
Michele Theresa Wood, aged 50 years, was last seen at
her home address in Kerikeri and is believed to be driving a
silver Nissan Bluebird, registration
Michele is European and 1.8m tall of solid
Police have concerns for Michele's well being.
Anyone who has seen Michele or her vehicle can contact
Kerikeri Police on 09 407
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>