Whangamata water shut taking a little longer than expected
Whangamata water shut taking a little longer
Whangamata emergency water shut on The Drive is taking a
little longer than expected due to the number of pipes
feeding water to an area that began leaking last
Our initial shut only affected The Drive, but now
we are extending the area into Otahu Rd, Achilles Ave,
McKellar Pl, Hilton Dr and Park Ave.
As soon as we've cut
the water to the leak on The Drive, the fix itself shold
only take a few minutes.
We apologise for the
inconvenience and thank you for your
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them 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.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>