Public advised to move cars from Riverbank Carpark now
HUTT CITY COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE
Public advised to move cars from Riverbank
Heavy rain overnight has caused a
number of tributaries of the Hutt River to reach alarm
With further rainfall expected during the day it
is anticipated that Block Road and the Riverbank Carpark
will be closed in the very near future.
At this stage we
are unable to give a more detailed prediction of when this
is likely to occur so we are advising the public to
move their cars from the Riverbank Carpark
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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...
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