Serious crash, Opotiki
Emergency services are at the scene of a serious two-car
crash on SH35, Tirohanga, Opotiki.
Police were called
Initial reports suggest one person is
Traffic management will be in place
while the Serious Crash Unit examines the scene.
are advised to avoid the
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Gordon Campbell: On Chilling The Warm Fuzzies About The US/China Trade Deal
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