ACT Pays Tribute To Parekura Horomia
ACT Pays Tribute To Parekura
Release by ACT Leader John Banks
April 29 2013
ACT Leader John Banks today said he
was shocked to learn of Parekura Horomia’s death.
62, Parekura Horomia was still a relatively young man and
while his health struggles have not been a secret, his death
has still come as a surprise,” Mr Banks said.
passing is a significant loss to Maoridom, the Labour Party
and the Parliament.
“On behalf of the ACT Party, I offer
my condolences to his whanau and friends at this time,” Mr
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>