Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Doone's Days Numbered

Peter Doones Days Are Numbered

The government looks set to decide the future of beleaguered Police Commissioner Peter Doone this week at Cabinet’s first meeting of the year on Tuesday.

Cabinet members are understood to be reading the findings of an inquiry into an incident on November 27 when Doone and his girlfriend Robyn Johnstone were pulled over by a police patrol in Wellington.

The car was stopped because it was driving without lights. After Mr Doone’s conversation with a police constable the couple drove off without the driver Ms Johnstone, being breath tested or spoken to.

Mr Doone and the constable involved are believed to have sharply differing recollections of the incident. The inquiry was being handled by the Police Complaints Authority and Deputy Commissioner Rob Robinson.

Last week a lawyer for Mr Doone threatened a weekend newspaper, which had closely followed the case, with defamation proceedings.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Veronika Meduna on The Dig: Kaitiakitanga - Seeing Nature As Your Elder

The intricate interconnections between climate change and biodiversity loss, and how this disruption impacts Māori in particular. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On China And Hong Kong (And Boris)

In the circumstances, yesterday’s move by Lam to scrap – rather than merely suspend – the hated extradition law that first triggered the protests three months ago, seems like the least she can do. It may also be too little, too late. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Ensuring Boris Gets Blamed For Brexit

Everyone needs to step back and let Johnson have his ‘no deal’ Brexit, since that’s the only way of making sure that the current Tory leadership gets to wear the consequent turmoil. More>>

ALSO:

Dave Hansford on The Dig: Whose Biodiversity Is It Anyway?

The DOC-led draft Biodiversity Strategy seeks a “shared vision.” But there are more values and views around wildlife than there are species. How can we hope to agree on the shape of Aotearoa’s future biota? More>>

ALSO:

There Is A Field: Reimagining Biodiversity In Aotearoa

We are in a moment of existential peril, with interconnected climate and biodiversity crises converging on a global scale to drive most life on Earth to the brink of extinction… These massive challenges can, however, be reframed as a once in a lifetime opportunity to fundamentally change how humanity relates to nature and to each other. Read on The Dig>>

ALSO: