Arrest made after incident at school
"Arrest made after incident at
Whanganui Police have now located and
arrested a man in relation to a call made to police
yesterday about a person on Churton School property
allegedly carrying a firearm.
A 48-year-old Whanganui man
was arrested yesterday afternoon after making the hoax
He has been charged with criminal nuisance and will
appear in the Whanganui District Court
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Gordon Campbell: On The Russel Norman Resignation
While not the decisive factor, last year’s election result must have made it easier for Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman to finally call it a day. After three years of solid campaigning on social justice, economic and environmental issues – and amidst another round of self-destruction by Labour, its ally and rival on the centre-left – the Greens had realistically expected to end up close to 15 % on election day. Instead, it barely held its own, and failed to increase its vote.
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