*"Fatal Crash - Rakaia - National Alerts"*
At 4pm on
Saturday 31st May 2014 a fatal motor vehicle crash occurred
on Thompsons Track at the intersection of Somerton Road,
Two vehicles collided at this intersection which
is controlled by a stop sign.
Three people have died as a
result of the crash.
• One vehicle had four
occupants of which three have died. The fourth passenger
has been transported to hospital by means of a rescue
• The other vehicle had one occupant
who has minor injuries and is being treated at
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
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