Well done to Ben the traffic cop

Tuesday June 27, 2017 Published in Smoke Signals

Hats off to Ben Haurua who took charge of the traffic hold-up at Panama the other day when a tanker hauler broke down straddling both lanes of the main road.

The truck had just delivered a full tanker to the Triad Petroleum depot and was departing when it embarrassingly chose to have a mechanical breakdown as it left the gate, totally blocking the road. Ben, who was pictured on the front page of the Cook Islands News last Friday, took charge of the situation without any fuss, authoritatively directing traffic down the edges of the road around the stricken vehicle until help arrived to tow the tanker truck out of the way. As a result, the traffic kept moving and nobody go too upset about the disruption. Top job Ben.


Taxpayers money spend on Avatiu and Takuvaine new road, what about the other villages around the island. Be fair to everybody.


The new roads just finished tar seal up at Takuvaine, what will happen if I want a new water connection on the other side because the main pipeline on the other side are they going to dig up the road again.


Thank goodness Rose has gone back to the CIP. Who on Earth dreamed up the ridiculous idea that a novice politician defector who depends on her husband to run the show for her would be fit to be the leader of any party? The idea was ludicrous from the beginning.

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