I was on the Huddle last night with Larry Williams and Josie Pagani
We covered Â the Ewan MacDonald parole denial. Sounds like a good decision. Iâ€™m sure had he not been tried for the murder of his brother-in-law he might have had a chance of getting out this early into his sentence. The most bizarre part of this though was his lawyer after the decision was released, he made this speech to the media (while almost in tears) asking for the privacy of McDonaldâ€™s children to be respected and to just report on the dayâ€™s proceedings and not do anything else. Doesnâ€™t sound like he has a great lawyer â€“ I mean using the Brown Defence is a bit demeaning.
Then weâ€™ve gotÂ some odd group from Christchurch taking the South Taranaki district council to court over putting fluoride in the waterâ€¦as a test case. They say itâ€™s unlawful for the council to do this, and that the legislation allowing them to is outdated and based on old bad science. They are an outfit from Christchurch obviously with too much time on their hands trying to stop fluoridation all around the country. Iâ€™d say they need to find something better to do. But hey, who knows what will happen in the outcome. Â
Then weâ€™ve gotÂ the oil drilling protests around the traps. More people would have enjoyed the day at the beach if the smelly hippies hadnâ€™t been there.