Canterbury Civil Defence Management Group Update - 5.15pm
February 22 2011
Media Statement – 5.15
Road closures update.
not travel unless necessary.
• The Summit Road
and Lyttelton Tunnel is closed.
• Dyers and Gebbies
Pass have had landslips but are open, please proceed with
• Evans Pass and Sumner Road are closed.
• Damage in Lyttelton, Bexley, Parklands and
Queenspark to footpaths and Roads, residents asked to take
People are asked to avoid all non-essential
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>