Carterton: Fatal Crash
At about 11am on the 09/03/2014
emergency services were called to a single motorcycle crash
on Te Wharau Road, Carterton.
The road was closed for the
Cliffhanger Hillclimb event which sees riders take part in
staggered time trials up the 6.9km hill road.
A 59 year
old male came off his motorbike approximately 2kms up Te
He was pronounced dead at the
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.