Road Closure due to Fire
Hunua Road between Papakura and
Hunua Township has been closed while the Fire Service deals
with a large vegetation fire.
Police are assisting with
diversions. Motorists are advised to use either Ponga Road
to the South or Ardmore Quarry Road to the
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Tax Take Continues To
Fall Short, Pushing Government Deficit
The New Zealand government’s operating deficit was wider than expected in the first seven months of the 2014 financial year, with a smaller tax take than forecast and lower than anticipated tobacco excise duty.
The Crown’s operating balance before gains and losses (obegal) was a deficit of $1.06 billion in the seven months ended Jan. 31, more than twice the size of the $426 million deficit predicted three months ago, in the Dec. 17 half-year economic and fiscal update. More>>