Update - fire in Auckland CBD
Emergency services remain at the scene of a fire on the
roof of a building in Auckland’s CBD.
Fire and Emergency
crews are continuing to work to get the fire under control
and Police are assisting with traffic management and
There are a number of cordons still in place in
the streets surrounding Hobson Street and as a result there
is currently heavy traffic congestion in the
Motorists are urged to delay travel into the
Auckland CBD and members of the public are urged to stay
away from the cordoned-off area due to the smoke
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Gordon Campbell: On Compensating Afghan Civilian Casualties
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Given that the NZ Defence Force has needed to be hauled kicking and screaming into belatedly arranging an adequate clean-up of its old firing range… what would it take before New Zealand offers to pay compensation to the families of those who suffered death and injury from what was left behind on our watch? More>>