2012 road toll now 307
The provisional road toll
for 2012 has increased by one, following the death of a
crash victim in hospital.
The death also brings the
Christmas/New Year holiday road toll to six.
occurred at 9.25am on 31 December on State Highway 1 near
Whakapara, north of Whangārei.
The victim, an 81 year-old
woman, was a passenger in a car which appears to have
collided with another car at an
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Urgent Bill Planned:
MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency.
Mr Key says the decision was made after the Remuneration Authority’s latest determination which saw the total remuneration received by MPs increased by about 3.5 per cent...
The new legislation will be backdated to 1 July 2014, meaning the pay increase outlined in the latest determination will not be awarded. More>>