Update on Whangarei Assault
Tuesday January 8,
A 34-year-old woman has
died after allegedly being assaulted in a family violence
incident in Whangärei last Friday night (January
Police have named her as Patrica Anne McGrath of
A 32-year-old man appeared in the Whangärei
District Court yesterday charged with assault in relation to
He was remanded in custody to appear on
Monday January 21.
Police are still carrying out an
investigation into the assault and further charges may be
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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.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
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