127 days ago

We Say/You Say: Policing social media

Thomas Campbell Reporter from The Hutt News

Hi neighbours,

Three tools have been trialled or used by Police to search publicly available information during investigations, but they will not reveal which ones.

Some of these have sparked controversy overseas, including one tool that was used to track Black Lives Matter protesters or monitor electronic chatter.

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster has defended using these digital tools, and faced criticism for it, with digital rights groups worried online surveillance is escalating.

Auckland technologist Andrew Chen has argued police need to more transparent when deploying a tool and its justification.

Police said the 2020 stocktake was a "snapshot" only and was only revealing what it could to build public confidence.

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1 day ago

Poll: Do you support the rules to build new homes?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tens of thousands of new homes could be possible in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.
A new bill supported by both major parties strips red tape from the building process in an effort to accelerate medium-density housing.
The rule change will allow people to build up to three homes of three storeys on most sites in Wellington without any need for resource consent from August 2022.
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Do you support the rules to build new homes?
  • 31.4% Yes
    31.4% Complete
  • 44.4% No
    44.4% Complete
  • 24.1% Not sure, need more information
    24.1% Complete
477 votes
4 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This could be a tough one. Anybody got any ideas who this is and what is going on?

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5 hours ago

What's On: Early Summer Show

Allison from Silverstream

Beautiful display of roses, floral art + bonsai. Plants for sale. $3 entry for adults (as well as facemask). Show open Saturday & Sunday (14th) until 3:30pm. More details www.huttvalleyhorticulturalsociety.org
Early Summer Show
  • Walter Nash Centre