Road closure update - Tauranga
*"Road closure update - Tauranga - Bay of
State Highway 36, the
Tauranga direct route will remain closed for the most of the
day. Roading contractors are working to clear the road and
ensure road safety.
Traffic can divert at Ngongotaha
to State Highway 5 and across the Kaimai Range or travel
through Rotorua CBD to State Highway 33 toward Te
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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.