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 Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.
This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.
What then, is the current National government doing with respect to the slaughter in Gaza? More>>