Canterbury - Strong winds overnight - 2:36am
Strong winds overnight
11/09/2013 - 2:36am
Emergency services have received
several hundred weather related calls overnight after strong
winds were experienced in the Christchurch, Selwyn and North
Most calls related to trees down, power
lines down and debris across roads.
Contractors have been
working through the night however not all roads are
Motorists can expect delays in many areas this
morning and should exercise
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South Africa: Death Of Nelson Mandela
South African President Jacob Zuma:
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed. He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.
He is now resting. He is now at peace.
Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.
His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, his compassion, and his humanity earned him their love. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family. To them we owe a debt of gratitude.
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