Two Vehicle crash on SH47
afternoon (Waitangi day) Taupo's Greenlea Rescue Helicopter
was called to a mvc on SH47 approx 5km north of National
The Greenlea Helicopter transported a woman
in her forties to Rotorua hospital with chest and abdominal
SH47 was closed for some time while emergency
services attended the
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Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand
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In scenario one, Cunliffe could resign immediately and trigger a leadership vote among the caucus, the party membership and unions affiliates. This would be a high risk gambit in that it would pre-empt any review of the Labour election campaign and would be likely to open up new divisions.
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