Motor cycle crash near Owaka
Location: Marks Bay, Chaslands (Near Owaka)
Motor cycle crash
7.00pm on Wednesday the 26 December 2012 a 16 year old Owaka
Youth has died in a motor bike crash on a farm at Marks Bay
in the Chaslands.
He was riding with two friends when he
has not been able to stop the motorbike from going over a
very steep cliff. He received extensive injuries from the
fall which is estimated to be about 150 metres.
details may be available once next of kin have been advised
after 0900 hours on the 27/12/12
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked 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. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
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