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 The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations
As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.
Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.
Yet as Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says, this can be true only if the legislation passed last year by the Key government has made the mass surveillance of New Zealanders – and the related handing over of their private data to the NSA – lawful. More>>