Arrest follows threat to New Brighton WINZ office
"Arrest follows threat to New Brighton WINZ
Hunter Mangu Warren MONTGOMERY was
arrested yesterday after he made threats to a WINZ staff
member at the New Brighton WINZ office in Beresford Street
MONTGOMERY appears in Christchurch District
Court this morning charged with Threatening Behaviour and
Possession of an Offensive Weapon.
Police would like to
reassure the public that we are taking all such threats
seriously and would like to remind people that these threats
will be dealt with firmly and appropriately.
© Scoop Media
On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>