Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Good to see

Something I have advocated for years is MP's riding along with our emergency services to see what actually goes on out there.

"...Louise Upston, National MP for Taupo, was with police in Turangi on Friday night to see at first hand the harm caused by alcohol when they were called to the shooting of Lower Hutt teacher Rosemary Ives, 25, about 11pm..."

Not what you might expect to see, perhaps, but 'expect the unexpected' is life working emergency services!

We probably would not have heard about her riding along, were it not for the totally preventable tragedy that occurred that night...

1 comment:

The probligo said...

You will likely find that MPs tagging along for the ride with Police is a lot more common than you think.

In most cases it is no more than joyride stuff. As you point out, it is only when the tragedy strikes that the MPs presence makes the news. I have a vague recollection of one which ended with the MP attending a RTA involving a member of his own (not immediate) family.