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 Last Rites For The TPP
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.
To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.
National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>