Short description: Fatal Crash
At approximately 14.55pm, a crash occured involving a
car and a motorbike at the intersection of Birdwood Road and
Crows Rd, Ranui. The motorcyclist died at the scene.
road is closed and diversions are in place. Police are at
the scene and an investigation into the cause of the crash
No further information on the
circumstances of the crash will be released and no details
of the deceased will be released until next of kin have been
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>