One Dead after BOP Car Crash
"Bay Of Plenty - Tahawai, near Katikati"
1 person has died
in a single car crash at Tahawai, just North of Katikati in
the Bay of Plenty.
Emergency services were called
Hikurangi Road Tahawai just after 1am where a car with four
occupants had crashed.
One person died at the scene and
two others received minor injuries.
The driver of the car
ran away from the scene, leaving the dead and injured
Police are looking for the driver, and
the Serious Crash unit is investigating the cause of the
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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.
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