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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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>