ミニヘッドライン 2011/09/01



A date has been set for changes to the give way rule to take effect. Currently a left turning vehicle has to give way to right turning traffic coming towards it. But from March 25 next year, the rule will be reversed so the left turning vehicle would have right of way.



T字交差点では、 左側から来る車両が優先されます。上が現行で、下が改定案です。

現在の日本のルール、直>左>右 とほぼ同等の優先順位となるようです。まだ来年の話なので戦々恐々とする必要はなさそうですが、譲り合いの事故が増えそうな気がします。


Pensioner Michael Clarke lay dead in his council flat for up to 14 months without his neighbours or Wellington City Council knowing.

The 88-year-old's body was found only by chance - the block where he lived in Newtown Park Flats in Mansfield St, Newtown, is due to be demolished and council workers have been going door-to- door to make arrangements to shift tenants.



Te Atatu MP Chris Carter says his former boss, Helen Clark, had nothing to do with his new position with the United Nations in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.

Mr Carter is leaving New Zealand next Wednesday to take up a position as a director of the Governance Unit of the UN mission in Kabul will involve battling corruption.



A Nelson man who stole sex toys from an adult shop did it as a drunken skylark, not to take the items for his own use, a court has heard.

Greg Michael Gibbons, 21, was sentenced to six months jail on charges of burglary, theft, wilful damage and breaching his community work when he appeared in the Nelson District Court yesterday.



The Government has been attacked for failing to protect more than 350 jobs set to be slashed at Canterbury University.

An internal document, outlining the university's finances for the next decade, proposes to cut staff numbers from 1947 to 1596 over the next three years.



The global financial crisis has knocked a hole in Australian incomes and spread wealth more evenly, except in Western Australia.

The latest income distribution Bureau of Statistics report shows every income band but the lowest went backwards before inflation in the two years to 2009-10.

The average income earned by a household in the top 20 per cent slipped from A$4136 ($5206) a week to A$3942 after adjusting for inflation. The average mid-range household income slipped from A$1356 to A$1323.

At the bottom, the average household income climbed from A$350 a week to A$360. Total disposable income fell for the first time in 14 years.



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