No Sign of Christmas Goodwill in Dismaland

A week out from Christmas we thought we’d do a round up of the news headlines to see whether there’s a scrap of seasonal goodwill to be found in New Zealand. What we found was that it is pretty bleak in this dismal land… The front page of the Herald website leads with “Car obliterated in crash,…

Violent NZ – Another Small Business Owner Stabbed

Our thoughts are with the Auckland businessman who became the victim of a stabbing during the robbery of his Auckland superette this afternoon.   The incident happened at Redhill Superette on Dominion Road about 1.30pm, Inspector Andy Brill of northern police communications said. Three people entered the store and stole some items, during the incident the shopkeeper’s hand was…

Brazil’s Police Succeed Where NZ’s Police Fail

Escaped murderer and serial child abuser Phillip John Smith has been arrested and detained in Brazil. Smith was arrested by Brazil Federal Police just after he was recognised by someone at a hostel in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. Smith checked into the Cidade Maravilhosa youth hostel yesterday morning where he shared a room with three…