SH 47 closed due to ice - SH 47 between Turangi & Tongariro
SH 47 closed due to ice - SH 47 between Turangi &
Tongariro - Bay of
State Highway 47
between Turangi and Tongariro will be closed by
Road conditions are are particularly bad with large
stretches of the highway effected by ice.
Road Crews have
spread grit on the road, however this has not been
The road will be closed until conditions
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
Certainly, at the end of this week, the next US President will have won office (at least in part) thanks to his proven ability at (a) scapegoating refugees and migrants (b) wooing neo-Nazis and racial supremacists (c) attacking journalists and judges (d) threatening to jail his opponents (e) urging nuclear proliferation and (e) by promising to restrict women’s rights to control their own fertility.
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