Is this what Duck was talking about?

The other day Trevor Mallard blogged about euthanasia…obviously at least one person must have read the post and took him seriously:

A 63-year-old woman was pulled from the water in the Marlborough Sounds this morning after jumping from the Bluebridge ferry as it made its way from Wellington to Picton.

About 11.30pm police were called to Queen Charlotte Sound after the Tauranga woman jumped overboard from Bluebridge’s Santa Regina Ferry, Sergeant Mark Kirkwood said.

Another passenger saw her jump overboard and immediately told the ship’s crew, Bluebridge spokeswoman Wendy Pannett said.

“And they then swung into a search and rescue operation, they called assistance from other ferries in the area and a number of small boats.”

The woman was found alive shortly after 1am by a boat in the area and was taken to Wellington Hospital for treatment.

There is only one reason why someone jumps from a ferry in the middle of the night, they want to die. I wonder if Trevor will draft up a bill that allows jumping from a ferry in the middle of the night as a valid method of offing oneself?

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.