Driving advisory - slippery roads
Driving advisory - slippery
Friday, 7 February 2014 -
Waikato Police are warning drivers in the
Coromandel Peninsula area from Waihi North to take extra
care on the roads.
After a the recent dry spell the rain
falling in the area now has made roads
Current high traffic volumes in the area mean
that there is an increased need for drivers to be cautious
and drive to the
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>