Taranaki Police have serious
concerns for the safety and whereabouts of a 24 year old
woman who has been reported missing near Opunake.
woman was last seen at approximately 3.00pm on Monday 02
September 2013 at a rural address near Opunake. She walked
off across farmland intending to visit the nearby beach.
search and rescue operation was launched after she failed to
return to the farmhouse by 7.00pm.
NZ Land SAR searchers,
Police Search & Rescue staff, and the Palmerston North
Rescue Helicopter have assisted with the search throughout
the night with no sign of the missing woman.
described as approx 160 - 165cm tall, with a solid upper
build. She was last seen with a large white blanket wrapped
around her body.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who
may have seen this female, and ask that they contact the
Police immediately, quoting event number
© Scoop Media
Jane Kelsey: "Shock Trade-Offs", No Deal At TPP Talks
A three-paragraph statement issued at the end of the ministerial summit was appropriately bland, given the complete void of any official information during the four-day meeting. Reading between the lines, it reveals four points about the current state of play.
First, ministers say they identified ‘potential landing zones’ for ‘the majority of key outstanding issues in the text’. Some of these decisions are hugely significant. New Zealand, Australia and Canada appear to have surrendered to an as-yet-undisclosed version of US-based demands on intellectual property that they have consistently deemed unacceptable.
Second, ministers were unable to reach even ‘potential’ outcomes for other key issues in the text...
Third, the US made no significant offers on market access for agriculture in Singapore. Japanese media reported a breakdown in the US-Japan talks on agriculture...
A final piece of hypocrisy in the statement is the promise to ‘further our consultation with stakeholders and engage in our respective political processes’. More>>