Looking for Joshua Avant
Friday, 1 August 2014 -
Counties Manukau Police are
appealing for information on 14 year old Joshua Avant who
was last heard from on 28 July. Joshua has a learning
disability that can affect his judgement and could lead him
into unsafe situations.
Joshua went missing from Takanini
but is not familiar with the area. Police have concerns for
his safety and wellbeing and ask that anyone who knows where
Joshua is contacts them as soon as possible.
on 111 or information can be provided anonymously to the
organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555
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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.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>