Rakaia Gorge Road, Selwyn, Canterbury: Weather Warning
Rakaia Gorge Road, Selwyn District, Canterbury: Weather
Police are advising the public not to go near
the Rakaia River, State Highway 72, Selwyn District. The
river is extremely dangerous and water levels are almost
across the road on the northern side of the Rakaia Gorge
More heavy rain is expected.
If travel is
absolutely necessary police urge road users to drive to the
Police also advise to evacuate the Rakaia huts
and low lying areas until the river
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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.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>