Debris washing up on Wellington roads 8:58pm 4/3/14
Debris washing up on
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 -
Wellington Police are asking motorists
to drive with caution on the coastal roads tonight. With
the southerly storm blowing in, there have been reports of
rocks and debris being washed up on roads near Moa Point in
Wellington and on Marine Parade near
Contractors are heading to the areas but this
will remain a problem until the tide turns. High tide is at
9.30pm in Wellington.
At this stage no roads are closed
but this will be reassessed as high tide approaches and the
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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>>