New Snow at Treble Cone makes ‘blue bird’ day
New Snow at Treble Cone
Treble Cone has
received around 30-40cm of new snow over the last three
days, and today has revealed itself as a beautiful ‘blue
Colder overnight temperatures also
allowed snowmaking to re-commence overnight on Easy Rider,
Main Street and Big Skite in the Home Basin.
Home Basin, Saddle Basin, and Summit Slopes are all open,
and yesterday and today locals and holiday makers have been
enjoying fresh snow.
The Jazz Intermediate Park is
open in the Saddle Basin, and the Jazz Kids Fun Trail is
open on the Platter.
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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?
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