The Herald reports:
Man who allegedly threatened to kill National Party leader Simon Bridges and family released on bail after appearance in the Whakatane District Court.
A Kawerau man has been arrested after allegedly posting a social media threat against National Party leader Simon Bridges.
Hohepa Waenga appeared in the Whakatane District Court today charged with threatening to kill, or cause grievious bodily harm, to Bridges and his family. He was released on bail and will reappear in court next month.
This is terrible stuff. Simon has three young kids. Threatening violence or worse against MPs is bad enough, but to also threaten their family is beyond disgusting.