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
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>