Night Talk: Mitch Harris opening comments, 28th August 2018.
Tonight: Should Chelsea Manning be allowed into New Zealand and profit from her speaking tour?
- National Party says Chelsea Manning should not be allowed in New Zealand
- Free Speech Coalition condemns National's stance on Chelsea Manning's NZ visit
The National Party says the Government should refuse to allow US whistleblower Chelsea Manning to visit New Zealand for a speaking tour.
"She is a convicted felon. Ordinary rules should apply, there shouldn't be special treatment," says National Party leader Simon Bridges.
Ms Manning, a former US Army intelligence analyst, was found guilty of espionage and theft and sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking military files to Wikileaks.
Also tonight: Have you ever been chased by an overly amorous animal? There's a bizarre news story out of France today - a French Mayor has banned swimming at a beach because an amorous dolphin keeps rubbing up against swimmers and boats!
We'd love to hear your stories about overly amorous animals tonight!
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