The 309 Road, Kaimarama, Thames Coromandel
Police are attending an incident on The 309 Road,
Kaimarama, Thames Coromandel District where an 18 wheel
truck and trailer unit has gotten stuck over the side of the
road. The 309 Road is completely blocked as a result and
heavy haulage is required to tow the truck free.
blockage is on the Whitianga side about three quarter of the
way up the Coromandel about 4 kilometres from SH25.
urge motorists to avoid the area until the road is
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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>>