Serious crash SH1 Wellsford
Location: SH1 Wellsford
A male driver cut from the wreckage has
been airlifted to Auckland hospital after a two-car crash
on SH1, just past the gas station at Te Hana, Rodney
All seven patients of varying ages from both
cars, have been transported to hospital in critical
The crash occurred at about 12.35 pm.
Emergency services are still at the scene.
The road is
completely blocked. Diversions are in place at Mangawhai Rd
(northbound) and Matheson Rd (southbound)
Serious Crash Unit is conducting the crash investigation and
any further releases will be made through their office.
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>