Major Diesel Spill - Central Wellington
Major Diesel Spill - Central
Motorists are warned to avoid, if
possible, the Kelburn Parade and Salamanca Road area of
Kelburn this morning following the spillage of diesel from a
vehicle on the main route between Central Terrace, the
University and The Terrace. City Council contractors are on
the scene, trying to remove the diesel from the roads,
however the surface is dangerously slippery and at least one
car is reported to have slid from the road at one point.
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
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