Fatal house fire
Shortly before 0100 hours this
morning the Fire Service were called to a residential house
in Dimock Street, Titahi Bay.
They were called by a
neighbour who heard glass breaking and shouting from inside
the address. The house was fully engulfed in fire by the
time of their arrival.
Whilst putting out the blaze the
Fire Officers discovered a body inside the premises.
property has been secured for a forensic examination this
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.