Student in critical condition after incident at school
Student in critical condition after incident at
At approximately 11.30am today Counties Manukau
police were called to the Pacific Christian School in
Mangere where an incident had taken place between two
One of the students has been taken to hospital
where he is in a critical condition.
Police are currently
talking to staff and students at the school to gain a better
understanding of what happened. A scene examination is also
A student is currently being spoken to by
police in relation to the inquiry.
Police say it is very
early stages in the investigation and it will take some time
to fully establish details of what took place.
Support are at the school where they are providing support
to staff, students and parents following this
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them 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.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>