Boy Bitten by Dog
At approximately 3.56 pm today a 4
year old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries
after being bitten by the family dog at their home in
The dog has been seized and the family have
authorised for it to be destroyed.
Police have spoken to
witnesses and an investigation is continuing into the
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>