Fatal Vehicle Crash Havelock North - Eastern District
"Police News Alert Issued *** 3.55pm, 07 January
Hawkes Bay Police are attending the scene of a
two vehicle crash on Napier Road Havelock North.
believe that each vehicle had a sole occupant. The occupant
of one vehicle is deceased. The other occupant has been
removed from their vehicle and has been transported to
Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital at Hastings, listed as status 3
or not life threatening at this stage.
Serious Crash Unit
has been called out and are attending.
Napier Road is
blocked and motorists are advised to access Havelock North
via State Highway 2. This will be updated once access is
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>