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Questions after Hager apology

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13.06.2018

PHILIP MATTHEWS

Last updated 05:00, June 14 2018

Journalist Nicky Hager has finally got an apology from police.

EDITORIAL: At 7.40am on October 2, 2014, five police officers and a staff member from the Police Electronic Crime Laboratory arrived at the Wellington home of investigative journalist Nicky Hager​, who happened to be out of town. But his daughter was home, and her room and belongings were searched and a female police officer was present as she dressed.

Police wanted to know one thing: who was Rawshark​? That was the code name for the source, presumed to be a hacker, who provided information used by Hager in his then newly published book Dirty Politics. They searched Hager's house for 10 hours and left with two computers, one laptop, four mobile phones and a charger, a sim card, an ipod, a dictaphone, a camera, two memory cards, a hard drive, more than........

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