7 August 2014 - Police Maritime Unit is
en route to Great Barrier Island to meet with the operators
of a fishing boat who, when trawling off the island's coast
this morning, hauled up a light plane in their nets.
surprising catch was reported to Police at about 11.10am.
The Civil Aviation Authority and the New Zealand Rescue
Centre have since also been notified.
Police expect to be
at Great Barrier Island by about 4pm today.
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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>>