On Sunday 1st June 2014 the Godfrey
Memorial Motocross event was being held in Waipara.
11am during an event one of the riders crashed. He
subsequently died at the event from the injuries sustained
during the crash.
This person that died is a 14 year old
male from the North Island.
The motocross event was
cancelled following the crash.
Local police attended along
with the police serious crash unit and OSH. Police are
currently investigating and are unable at this stage to what
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.