Three Die In Southland Crash
26th April 2014
Three Die In Southland
Southland Police are currently examining the
scene of a fatal crash that has claimed 3 lives. The crash
occurred late on Friday the 25th of April 2014.
to midnight a Toyota Hilux utility was travelling on the
Riversdale-Waikaia Road after having left the rural township
The utility has left the road and has struck
the edge of a concrete road bridge.
There were 3 occupants
in the vehicle at the time of the crash. All 3 males, 2 aged
in their late 30’s and 1 in his late 50’s, died at the
The 3 deceased are all believed to reside in the
The crash scene was attended by
Fire personnel from Waikaia and Lumsden along with Ambulance
staff and Police. Police Photography and Serious Crash Unit
staff also attended the scene.
An investigation will
continue into the cause of the crash and Police are
investigating whether alcohol or speed were
Police will not be releasing the names of the
deceased’s until next of kin have been
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>