Serious Injury Auckland City Crash
Serious Injury Auckland City Crash -
Just after 4am emergency services were called to two car
crash in St Jude Street, Avondale.
St Jude Street was
closed between Blockhouse Bay Road and Great North Road
while one of the occupants was cut from the wreckage by
the Fire Service.
The trapped person was taken to
hospital with serious injuries. Three other people suffered
The Serious Crash unit is investigating
the cause to the crash.
© 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>>