Serious firearms incident, central Christchurch
Police are currently responding to reports of shots fired
in central Christchurch at around 1:40pm.
have been deployed.
Police urge anyone in central
Christchurch to stay indoors and report any suspicious
behaviour immediately to 111.
Further information will be
released as it becomes available.
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Whenever a political scandal breaks, party leaders have two basic options. They can confess to being in boots and all, and try to brazen it out : nothing to see here, move on. This tended to be the John Key approach. Very hard to pull that off in this case, given that it involved violating the privacy of sick New Zealanders for party political gain.
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