South Wairarapa - Fatal Crash
Thursday, 10 July 2014 -
Police are on scene at a single
vehicle fatal crash just south of East West access road on
Western Lake Road, South Wairarapa, where a car has crashed
in to a tree. The crash occured at about 2.10 p.m. The two
occupants in the vehicle have both died. Emergency services
are currently working to free them from the
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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.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>