Aratere Losing Time
The Interislander ferry Aratere is
currently running more slowly than anticipated and is losing
approximately 15 minutes per sailing. Given this is only
her second full day of operations, Interislander is
continuing to work on timetable options given the impact on
time performance and capacity for the various markets.
There remains plenty of capacity to accommodate the
requirements of both rail and road freight and passengers
using Aratere, Arahura and Kaitaki. Interislander is
working through its timetables in order to do this most
Aratere’s larger rail capacity will
continue to be utilised on the key 1445 and 2245 sailings
from Wellington to Picton, in order to meet the requirements
of the Auckland to Christchurch rail freight run as well as
We will be in a position to
provide an update tomorrow (17 July).
© Scoop Media
Gaza.Scoop: UNRWA School, Ambulances Attacked - Gaza MOH
The Ministry of Health Gaza expresses its horror and outrage at the latest Israeli massacre moments ago at an UNRWA school sheltering displaced persons in Beit Hanoun. Ten people have been killed and there is a large number of wounded. More>>
On Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.
This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.
What then, is the current National government doing with respect to the slaughter in Gaza? More>>