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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On The Last Rites For The TPP
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.
To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.
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