Holiday hero

Hamilton sergeant Murray Stapp has received a bravery award from the Governor of Victoria, Professor David de Kretser, after a July 28 arrest of an armed man who had just dragged a motorist from his car in Melbourne and then attempted to drive off. Sgt Stapp, 58, was on holiday with his wife, visiting their daughter, when they saw the carjack taking place in a supermarket carpark in the inner city suburb St Kilda. It’s not the first time Sgt Stapp has arrested someone while on holiday. A few years ago, when he was visiting Auckland with his family, he apprehended another man stealing a car. “My wife tells me I never go on holiday, but when it comes down to it, just like ordinary Australians or New Zealanders, you do the right thing,” he said.


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Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

A celebration of the life and work of Sir Edmund Hillary in Calcutta on Saturday “remembered him with stories and anecdotes of not only as the mountaineer who became the first…