Friday, June 16, 2006


Moenui Constable Fred Tawhai is defending a pamphlet he has distributed to locals, alerting them of a newcomer to the town. The pamphlet advises residents that the recently arrived Seamus O’Connor is a retired catholic priest.

Local opposition MP Dot Blackforth has labelled the action "a disgraceful breach of civil rights and an attack on privacy" but Tawhai is adamant that local residents have a right to know who is living amongst them. “It is all part of keeping ourselves and our children safe,” Tawhai told “The Herald."

1 comment:

Jen said...

John, this is so good. Even re-reading it makes me laugh. Bloody funny. Thanks.