New WoF system will save Kiwis time and money
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New WoF system will save Kiwis time and
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 02:14 PM PST
Bridges | Transport
Changes to New Zealand’s warrant of
fitness system, which will see annual inspections for cars
registered after 2000, will save motorists time and money
and will also focus on road safety, says Associate Transport
Minister Simon Bridges. The key changes to the warrant of
fitness system (WoF) include: ...
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
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