Police release name of deceased at Taranaki drilling site
Taranaki onshore drilling site — Police release name of
Police can now release the name of the man who
died at the Mangakewa E Wellsite, Waitara, yesterday (Sunday
11 May, 2014) morning.
He was Nicholas John Teague, aged
39, of the Rotorua area.
Police are working closely with
WorkSafe NZ and in due course will provide investigation
findings to the Coroner.
Police has no further comment to
make as the matter is now before the
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Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations
As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.
Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.
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