Roads Closed - Thames, Coromandel and Raglan
Roads Closed - Thames, Coromandel and
Motorists in the Waikato are advised to check
the NZTA website for current closure updates before setting
SH25 South of Thames is closed due to flooding and it
is expected to an hour at least before levels drop. Slips
have closed the coast road to the north of the
Slips are also being worked on on the Raglan
Road and to both the north and south of Whitianga.
repeat their advice to delay all but essential
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Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations
As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.
Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.
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