Aratere Reported to Have Serious Engine Problems
Aratere Reported to Have Serious Engine Problems Near
KiwiRail sources have told New Zealand First
that the Cook Strait ferry Aratere has blown an engine on
its return voyage from Singapore and is approaching
Australia at a reduced speed.
New Zealand First Leader Rt
Hon Winston Peters says the vessel is reportedly down to 10
knots and it needs to refuel in the near future.
call on the Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee to immediately
explain what is happening with the ferry and to explain why
this problem has followed a supposed repair job in
“He should clarify the reports
“Mr Brownlee has presided over this
shambles for far too long,” says Mr
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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.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>