DEADLY: Officers stand guard over a body believed to have been shot by the gunman. PICTURE/AP

Jun 2, 2010 Full story: Bay of Plenty Times

A Te Puna man is reeling following a mass shooting in Britain overnight, after learning his mother missed the gunman by minutes and a school mate is one of the victims.

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Since: Nov 08

Auckland

#1 Jun 2, 2010
Not a nice thing to happen, by any stretch of the imagination, but -

missing by a few minutes, doesn't cut it. The schoolmate...maybe newsworthy. But I just don't understand why we ALWAYS have to report a New Zealand connection to overseas events. Now I'm just waiting on a couple of Maori to turn up in Cumbria and perform a haka....

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Since: Jan 08

hamilton

#2 Jun 3, 2010
Gutsfull wrote:
Not a nice thing to happen, by any stretch of the imagination, but -
missing by a few minutes, doesn't cut it. The schoolmate...maybe newsworthy. But I just don't understand why we ALWAYS have to report a New Zealand connection to overseas events. Now I'm just waiting on a couple of Maori to turn up in Cumbria and perform a haka....
Actualy, you got to believe it's one of the only decent things the media does for us.

The govt is not interested in the affairs of Kiwi's overseas.

An elderly couple in Fiji are under house arrest in their motel business as that army tries to wrest their legal business from them. NZ govt has no support for them whatsoever.

If our media keeps making connections to kiwi's over seas, it can only show up the NZ govt for the despots they are to their own countrymen. Not to menetion Kiwi students being barred from uni's to make way for foreign students.

Write letters to the editor commending them for keeping the spotlight on travelling Kiwi's. Make fellow Kiwi's conscious of what our govt is.

Since: Nov 08

Auckland

#3 Jun 3, 2010
I have to agree, IF the New Zealander is actually involved in the incident. But we have a penchant for interviewing the 16th cousin by marriage who once served the person ice cream at the local dairy. Anything to get NZ in there. I know you know what I mean.

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Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#4 Jun 3, 2010
Gutsfull wrote:
I have to agree, IF the New Zealander is actually involved in the incident. But we have a penchant for interviewing the 16th cousin by marriage who once served the person ice cream at the local dairy. Anything to get NZ in there. I know you know what I mean.
If that is the case let me assure you that it is exactly the same here..lol. The media esp loves an Indian connection.Guess in today's times the media is constantly looking for new news items every nano second.

Since: Nov 08

Auckland

#5 Jun 3, 2010
fapp wrote:
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If that is the case let me assure you that it is exactly the same here..lol. The media esp loves an Indian connection.Guess in today's times the media is constantly looking for new news items every nano second.
Really? Funny how it's the same the world over.

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