Statement from the Governor-General on Ashburton Shootings
Statement from the
The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon
Sir Jerry Mateparae, has expressed his deep shock following
the shooting of three people in Ashburton today.
and I extend our condolences to the families affected by
this tragic event. Our thoughts are also with the people of
Ashburton as events unfold down there,” Sir Jerry
Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry
Mateparae GNZM, QSO
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Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures
Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.
The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>
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