With yet another police officer shot at by armed offenders, the Police Association have renewed calls for police to be armed at all times. A female officer's vehicle was shot at on October 27 after two men stopped her along State Highway 11, near the Puketona Junction at about 4.15am.
Do you think that Police should have better access to firearms?
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Wayne Purdon, 57, can remember the crash that killed nurse Jodee-Anne Redmond and injured builder David Dell but he was seen swerving over the road for about 12km before he crashed into their vehicles on SH1 near Mangapai Rd. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to two years and four months in jail for his dangerous driving. What do you think?
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.