Update: Serious crash, Takanini
Police can now confirm that one person has died in a serious
crash on Auckland’s Southern Motorway, near
Two others are in a serious condition, and two
are in a minor to moderate condition.
One southbound lane
has now been reopened.
The Serious Crash Unit is examining
Road closures are expected to be in place for
some hours and motorists should avoid the area if
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Campbell on: the local body election result in Wellington
For obvious reasons, politics is more of a big deal in the capital city than anywhere else in the country. Even so, fewer than four in ten eligible voters bothered to vote in Saturday’s local body elections in Wellington (turnout 39.66%).
Even less was felt to be at stake this time around than in 2016, when 45% of the electorate voted Justin Lester into the mayoralty.
To put it mildly, the Lester-led Council failed to live up to expectations. Lester will be remembered mainly for the fact that somehow, he managed to lose this election. . More>>