Closure of Shelley Beach Off-ramp
Closure of Shelley Beach Off-ramp with Lanes 1 & 2 of
Auckland Harbour Bridge
The NZ Transport Agency
advises drivers that the Southbound clip-on
lanes on the Auckland Harbour Bridge (State Highway 1) and
the Shelley Beach Road Off-ramp will be closed
Sunday night, 17 February for urgent surfacing
To minimise disruption to drivers, the
NZTA will carry out repairs between 9pm and
5am when traffic is at its lightest.
NZTA will have detours in place via Fanshawe St, and drivers
are asked to follow the signposted routes.
Northbound lanes on the motorway are not affected by the
The NZTA thanks motorists for their
patience and apologises for any inconvenience while this
important work is carried out.
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>