Elma Turner Library closed following fire
Elma Turner Library closed following
Nelson’s Elma Turner Library will remain closed
for the rest of the day following a fire in the adjoining
building this morning.
Staff and the public were safely
evacuated when the fire broke out in a storeroom at the back
of the building on the corner of Halifax and Tahaki Streets
that houses Prego Mediterranean Foods.
The Fire Service is
still on site. There has been extensive smoke through the
library and staff will allowed back in to help with the
damage assessment as soon as the Fire Service gives the all
Council’s Customer Service Centre in Civic House
was also closed briefly due to the amount of smoke from the
fire across the
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South Africa: Death Of Nelson Mandela
South African President Jacob Zuma:
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed. He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.
He is now resting. He is now at peace.
Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.
His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, his compassion, and his humanity earned him their love. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family. To them we owe a debt of gratitude.
They have sacrificed much and endured much so that our people could be free. More>>