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
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>