Severe weather expected over night - Northland
Severe weather expected over night -
Due to severe weather and heavy rain
forecast to hit Northland tonight
Police are urging
people to avoid unnecessary travel.
If they have to be out
during the night they should to take extra care on the road
and to take precautions to ensure the safety of themselves
and their property.
Police will be rostering extra staff
in the Northland District overnight to respond to any
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>