Missing youth located
Monday, 18 August 2014 -
Police have now located 13-year-old Topine
Horomona who has been missing since Tuesday 12 August,
Officers were advised at approximately 5:30pm today
regarding Topine’s whereabouts in Whanganui.
located safe and well and Police are working with Topine’s
caregiver and family to ensure his welfare.
Police want to thank the community and local media for their
support with the appeal to locate
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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>>