"Traffic Warning - Waikato - Waikato"
"Traffic Warning - Waikato -
Waikato Police are asking drivers to
defer all but essential travel as the present weather system
tracks through the region.
There are areas of surface
flooding on SH1 through Huntly and Ngaruawahia and heavy
rain has caused potholes to appear on SH2 near the Pink Pig
at Maramarua and also north of Waihi.
Several cars are
reported to have sustained damage. Motorists who must travel
are asked to drive to the conditions and take extra
They should also check present road closures on the
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked 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. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>