Body recovered at Nine Pin Rock
Police were notified early this morning that a body had
washed up at Nine Pin Rock near Whatipu Beach.
identification is yet to be completed, however Police
believe the body is that of missing fisherman Wei Shi, 56,
who was swept off rocks at the beach on 17 November.
of kin have been notified and the death will be referred to
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Gordon Campbell: On Chilling The Warm Fuzzies About The US/China Trade Deal
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