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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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.