A Police Disaster Victim
Identification (DVI) expert has started the process of
examining the light plane recovered off the coast of Great
Barrier Island yesterday morning.
Next of kin of missing
Auckland pilot Daroish Kraidy were advised by Police last
night that initial trawler crew reports that a body was in
the wreckage, have been revised.
Inspector Mark Benefield
says it is more accurate to say some human remains appear to
be in the wreckage which will take some time to examine and
The Civil Aviation Authority is not
present at the Marine Rescue Centre
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On The Last Rites For The TPP
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.
To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.
National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>