Te Puke - Bay Of Plenty - Lane Blocked
Location: Te Puke
District: Bay Of Plenty
Short description: Lane Blocked
As a result of a truck losing its trailer
down a bank, the north bound lane of SH2 between Te Puke and
Poplar Lane is closed while the trailer is recovered.
Traffic is limited to one lane for approximately one hour
and motorists are asked to exercise patience if driving in
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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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