Emergency Closures SH16 westbound Te Atatu to Lincoln Rd
Emergency Closures of SH16 westbound between Te Atatu and
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers
that the westbound lanes between Te Atatu Road and Lincoln
Road, Auckland, will be closed each night from tonight (6
May) to Thursday 9 May, inclusive, for emergency works
associated with the Lincoln Road interchange project.
The work will be carried out between 9pm and 5am when
there are reduced traffic volumes to minimise disruption to
For updates and information about this work,
or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways
on 09 5200
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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>>