Update - Fatal crash, Dyers Pass Road
Police can confirm that the two motorcyclists involved in a
crash this evening on Dyers Pass Road, Christchurch, both
died at the scene.
The Serious Crash Unit was advised and
Police will be investigating the circumstances of the
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Gordon Campbell: On Compensating Afghan Civilian Casualties
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