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
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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.
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