Four Car Motorway Crash
Friday, 25 July 2014 -
There has been a 4 car
crash on Auckland's southern motorway near the Walter
Strevens Road overbridge. This occurred in the northbound
lanes. Emergency services are on the scene.
involved have minor injuries. Traffic is moving very slowly
past the scene of the crash however tow trucks will arrive
0803am - Motorway lanes are now
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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.
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