Update: Homicide investigation, Otautau, Southland
Police enquiries into the homicide in Otautau are
The forensic examination of two scenes in
Otautau has been completed and they have now been blessed
A Police presence in the town will continue
with a focus on reassurance.
A large area canvas was
completed over the weekend and Police would like to thank
the public for their assistance and positive
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Gordon Campbell: On Compensating Afghan Civilian Casualties
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