Forestry Incident leaves one dead
Forestry Incident leaves one dead.
Tararua Police are
investigating an incident today after a forestry worker was
killed when a tree fell on him.
The incident occurred at
approximately 7.15am in a remote Forestry block south of
Pongaroa. The 24 year old male from Whanganui died at the
Investigators from OSH were also called and
attended the scene and will conduct their own investigation.
No name will be released at this stage until all NOK have
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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.
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