Serious crash, Palmerston
Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on
State Highway One, Flag Swamp, Palmerston.
called to the crash, involving two vehicles, around
Initial indications are that one person may be
The road is closed and diversions are
Motorists are advised to expect delays and avoid
the area if
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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>>