130 days ago

We Say/You Say: Policing social media

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Hi Kāpiti,

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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4 days 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?
  • 32.8% Yes
    32.8% Complete
  • 45.7% No
    45.7% Complete
  • 21.5% Not sure, need more information
    21.5% Complete
933 votes
2 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Kelson based photographer Andrew Gorrie took this stunning photo of a tūī from his backyard. It took him over 30 shots to get the tūī lined up with the moon.

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4 hours ago

FREE HAIRCUT OPPORTUNITY 🧖🏼💆🏼💇🏼‍♀️

Atarina from Waikanae

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