Man who died in park named
Counties Manukau Police have identified the young man who died in a South Auckland park last weekend in a “random and unprovoked attack” as Nigel Fuatimu, 21.
Fuatimu and three friends were socialising and playing music in Jellicoe Park at 11pm last Saturday before the attack. Despite efforts to save him, he died at the scene.
Acting Detective Inspector Warrick Adkin says his team’s thoughts and sympathies were with Fuatimu’s family. “This is an absolutely tragic event for the Fuatimu family.”
Police urge anyone with information about the attack to contact them.
Baby Chloe remembered
A nature- loving baby will be remembered in a Northcote park today as police continue speaking to key witnesses, including the driver of the van that struck the 5- month- old when her runaway pram rolled into traffic.
Police haven’t ruled out laying charges after the death of Chloe Labone, who was killed in an accident on Monday. Officers were continuing to investigate the tragedy and providing the family with support, a police spokesperson said.
Rainbow spies rewarded
Hollywood might have stereotyped spies as stale, pale, male womanisers — but that doesn’t ring true in Aotearoa.
New Zealand’s spooks have won the top prize at the Rainbow Excellence Awards.
The Westpac Supreme Award recognises the
“journey” the Government Communications Security Bureau and New Zealand Security Intelligence Services have been on to create more diverse and inclusive work environments. This included naming a meeting after Alan Turing, the gay British code- cracker, and flying the rainbow flag over HQ during Pride Week.
Rebecca Kitteridge ( pictured), head of the SIS, said: “I can guarantee, we have spies of all rainbow colours.”
Hope in cattle ship search
The families of the missing crew members aboard the missing Gulf Livestock 1 are continuing their search — amid claims of potential signs that survivors might be holed up on a remote island group. New Zealanders Lochie Bellerby and Scott Harris are among 40 people missing after the Gulf Livestock 1 sank in the East China Sea during a typhoon in September. Australian media have reported there are fresh hopes more of those onboard might have survived, with claims of potential signs of life on the Tokara Islands, off Japan’s coastline. The Bellerby family said they were hopeful of there being “signs of life’’ after the sighting of the debris.
Voting pack investigations
The Electoral Commission is certain that Votesafe anti- euthanasia material was not included in the EasyVote packs sent out to 3.3 million voters.
The commission knows of 24 people across New Zealand who received the flyer asking them to vote no in the referendum in their official envelope.
Chief electoral officer Alicia Wright said its investigation had ruled out anything being added through the packaging machines.
Wright said there was no evidence of foul play or tampering, but she had asked the police to investigate the matter further.