West Coast Road Closure - SH 6, Hari Hari, West Coast
Location: Sh 6, Hari Hari, West Coast
The one lane bridge across the Wanganui river on State
Highway 6 at Harihari has been washed away at one end.
The road will be closed for some time.
This is the
main road along the West Coast so the detour is a lengthy
one via Wanaka.
Transit New Zealand will be the updating
agency re length of
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>