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.
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Gordon Campbell: On The Aftermath Of The Greenwald/Snowden Revelations
The credibility issues have come down to two main ones:
1 The email This has to do with whether Key knowingly agreed to use our immigration rules as a tool to ensnare and ultimately extradite Kim Dotcom, and do so largely at the behest of Hollywood’s leading corporates and their best friend in the White House, vice-President Joseph Biden. Some of the debate in the last few days has turned on the reliability of a Warners email that seems to set out this plan in black and white. IMO, the email is just the icing on the cake...
2. Mass surveillance Earlier to day I was going to try to explain the difference between what Edward Snowden/Glenn Greenwald were talking about (ie mass surveillance via the the cable-accessing SPEARGUN programme and the Xkeyscore analytical programme) and what Key has chosen to talk about instead in order to deliberately distract and confuse the public. Then I found that Keith Ng had not only beaten me to it, but had done so with beautiful lucidity. More>>
Statement From The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
“I am only able to comment on specific GCSB activities through my annual and inquiry reports. However, I can advise that I have not identified any indiscriminate interception of New Zealanders’ data in my work to date. I will continue to monitor these issues.” More>>