Preliminary election results Napier City Council by-election
Napier City Council
By-election - Council at
preliminary result for the Napier City Council by-election
held on Tuesday 19 August is as follows;
at Large (1 vacancy) Votes
MCGRATH, Richard 3,385
GEORGE, David 1,948
Kim Independent 1,924
TRIM, David 1,590
MASON, Andy Representing Napier's
KUZMICH, Joan 440
VOTING PAPERS 29
The voter return was 38.81%, being 16,322
voting papers, excluding special votes.
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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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