Truck crash - Governors Bay Road - Lyttelton, Christchurch
"Police News Alert Issued *** 5.21am, January 31st
Further to the incident on
Governors Bay Road (east of Dyers Pass Road) where a truck
and trailer unit overturned on 30 January 2014:
and trailer unit that overturned on Governers Bay Road has
been removed and Governors Bay Road is now open to light
vehicles - it will remain closed to heavy vehicles due to
concerns over the stability of the road. It is not known how
long the restriction for heavy vehicles will remain in
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
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