Car v Power-pole
At 3:15pm this afternoon a car
crashed into a power-pole on Station Road, Papatoetoe.
Emergency services have responded to the incident. A
road closure has been put in-place, on Station Road,
Papatoetoe, between Ashlynne and Spring Roads. Police are
advising motorists to avooid this area and to take an
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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>>