At about 01.35am on Sunday the 11th day of
November, 2012 a Subaru sedan motor vehicle was travelling
northbound on Pouto Road, Aoroa, Dargaville. The vehicle
was carrying seven passengers at the time.
lost control on a moderate 'S' bend and landed on its roof
in a deep ditch at the side of the road.
A 22year old
Dargaville male died at the scene. Three male passengers
were airlifted to Northland Base Hospital with serious
injuries. Three further males were transported by Ambulance
to Dargaville with moderate injuries.
At the time the
weather was fine, road was dry and the traffic was light.
Police believe that alcohol and speed were contributing
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>