UPDATE = TAPU-COROGLEN ROAD REOPENS AFTER
The Tapu-Coroglen Road has been reopened
after crews have cleared away most of the two slips this
Both slips were between 13km and 14km up the road
from the Thames side.
The slip closest to the Coroglen
side (13.6km from Thames) is open to one lane and crews are
still on site clearing the other lane.
Please take extreme
care when travelling through the clear-up area.
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On John Banks (And Blogging’s Merits)
It is hard to feel sorry for John Banks. Sorry, I’ll start that again. It would be easy to feel sorry for John Banks in his current sorry plight…unless and until one re-reads the passage in David Fisher’s excellent book The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom about his abandonment of a friend in need.
There was Kim Dotcom, languishing sick in prison in need of help and/or even just a hand of friendship – but at that very point we find that Banks, who had taken Dotcom’s money and happily availed himself of Dotcom’s hospitality during the good times, has chosen to take his phone off the hook, and has left Dotcom in the lurch. More>>