Christchurch earthquake - Reminder of cordon access
Christchurch earthquake - Reminder of cordon
The central city of Christchurch remains
cordoned off between the four Avenues (Bealey, Fitzgerald,
Moorhouse and Rolleston).
All emergency service personnel
and contractors can access the city cordon only via
Moorhouse Avenue and Montreal Street. Appropriate photo ID
must be carried.
Media access to the Art Gallery is via
the same intersection with a valid press pass. If the press
pass doesn't have a photo another form of photo ID, such as
a passport or driver's licence, must be
Rubber-neckers continue to be an issue in the
central city, preventing easy movements of vehicles which
are providing crucial support to the rescue operation such
as construction workers. Police once again urge people not
to travel into the central city area unless it is
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>