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New Zealand: US diplomat expelled amid police inquiry

A US diplomat has been expelled from New Zealand after the embassy refused to waive his immunity during a police investigation.

The staffer was allegedly involved in an incident on 12 March, but police were unable to question him after the embassy declined their request.

New Zealand then asked the US to remove the man, who American officials confirmed had left on Saturday.

Police have refused to give further details of the allegations.

However, New Zealand Radio reported the man - who has not been named - had left the country with a broken nose and a black eye. ...

The US embassy in Wellington - which is without a permanent ambassador after President Barack Obama's appointee was recalled by Donald Trump's administration in January - said it did not comment on the specifics of matters under investigation.
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Article from Stuff here in in NZ names him.

It seems attache may have been a cover role for one of the intelligence agencies. ... ew-zealand

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Dang - the NZ secretive Services have just uncovered the guy who tapped Teh Donald over his yellow mane....

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Plan to open gun megastore in Christchurch prompts concern
Gun City, which sold weapons to man accused of mosque attack, plans new outlet

Wed 17 Jul 2019 10.57 BST Last modified on Wed 17 Jul 2019 20.55 BST

The New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has sparked concern with plans for a megastore in the South Island city, according to media reports.

Radio New Zealand said some residents living near the proposed site were upset at the prospect of the 300 sq metres (3,229 sq ft) store, which opens in August.

“I don’t think many people will be very comfortable to have guns around their homes in a residential area,” said one of the residents, Harry Singh.

Gun City did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

The location is just over half a mile from the racetrack where New Zealand held its first firearms buyback on Saturday, four months after the country’s worst peacetime mass shooting.

The accused gunman bought four weapons and ammunition between December 2017 and March 2018, the Gun City owner, David Tipple, said in March. There is no suggestion there was anything improper about the sale. ... ew-zealand

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New Zealand firefighters perform powerful haka to honor 9/11 first responders
Sekrit Stuffs!

More than 200 firefighters also climbed the stairs of the 328-meter-high Sky Tower in memory of the 343 New York City Fire Department firefighters who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks.

A memorial service took place before they climbed the tower.

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Key points:
New Zealand has passed a law to cut greenhouse emissions by 2050 and in doing so keep global warming below a rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius
The move comes in the same week as US President Donald trump began the process of pulling out of the Paris accord
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the bill a choice she is "proud of"

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