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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.

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