Congestion at Highbrook
Police are advising of delays at
Highbrook intersection. Both the northbound and southbound
ramps to the southern motorway are currently closed and
traffic is building.
A transport truck is awaiting the
arrival of a crane to move a large concrete slab which has
moved on the truck.
Vehicles are currently being diverted
down Hellabys Road.
Police advise motorists to avoid this
area if possible as delays are
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On The Greens Proposal To Gradually Lift The Minimum Wage
Heading into the election home stretch, voters have a clear choice about the best way to help low and middle income New Zealanders. They can do so by gradually lifting the minimum wage (as the Greens propose) or by a small tax cut, as the government seems about to announce.
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