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 Act’s Problem With Taking Personal Responsibility
If it does nothing else, this election will be a test of whether marketing really can turn a pig’s ear into a silk purse. Although it barely registers a pulse, the Act Party has been the beneficiary of saturation coverage in the NZ Herald over the past fortnight.
True, not all of it was positive. There was for instance, a Herald editorial headlined “Act needs to come up with fresher ideas than flat tax” which makes you wonder why the newspaper had already devoted so many column inches to… Act’s flat tax idea.
Then again, that also seems to be a pattern. After gifting Colin Craig with similar saturation coverage for his ideas on smacking, the Herald rounded that effort out in mid January with an editorial headlined “Craig needs to do better than revive smacking row.” More>>