Hutt Valley Police seeking to locate Peter TAUEKI
Hutt Valley Police seeking to locate Peter
TAUEKI is a
46-year-old male who Police believe is actively avoiding
authorities. Warrants to arrest have been issued for
breaching his post-release conditions and contravening a
He does not hold a current driver
licence so he should not be driving any vehicle. Police have
checked known addresses and associates and he has been
unable to be located. While he has contacts in the
Wairarapa, the Hawke's Bay and Auckland, Police are not
ruling out that he may have travelled to other locations
around New Zealand.
He is described as a Maori male of
medium build who is 175cm tall. Anyone who sees TAUEKI
should contact Hutt Valley Police on (04) 560 2600 or their
local Police station. Anonymous information can also be
provided to the Crimestoppers organisation on 0800 555
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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:
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