Boating incident - Sergeants Channel Waiheke Is
Sergeants Channel Waiheke
March 2014 - 4:41pm
about 1p.m. today Auckland Police attended a collision
between a launch and a runabout in Sergeants Channel,
As a result of the impact, the runabout
was sunk and two persons received moderate injuries. The
injured parties have been transported to Auckland Hospital
and are in a stable condition.
The injured persons are
described as a 52 year old male and a 44 year old
Police and Maritime NZ are investigating.
is no further infomation at this
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On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus
If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point.
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