Road Closed - Hingaia Rd, Karaka - Counties Manukau
"Police News Alert Issued *** 2.25pm, February 7th
Emergency services are currently
attending a crash where a truck and trailer has tipped over
on its side.
Hingaia Rd, Karaka is currently blocked
between Oakland Rd and Towai Rd.
Motorists are urged to
avoid the area to to use State Highway 22 as an alternative.
The road will be closed until approximately
© Scoop Media
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>>