No signs of life in buildings searched this morning in ChCh
No signs of life in buildings searched this
morning in Christchurch
USSAR teams have
this morning investigated two reports of possible survivors
in two buildings in central Christchurch but after careful
searching, including using the search dogs and technical
equipment, have found no evidence of life.
buildings were in Gloucester St and Chancery Lane. USAR
teams continue to search the central city using a grid
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>