NZ legal profession saddened by news of Greg King
New Zealand legal profession tremendously saddened
by news of Greg King's death
The New Zealand
legal profession is tremendously saddened by the news of the
sudden death of Lower Hutt barrister Greg King, New Zealand
Law Society President Jonathan Temm said today.
Temm said Greg King had a national reputation and was a very
well known member of the profession.
his career he represented clients who were often unpopular
and he did that with real ability and determination," he
"Our thoughts and support at this sad news go
out to Catherine and Pippa and Milly at this
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On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus
If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point.
By ‘some quarters’, I mean (a) RadioLive host Sean Plunket who called Catton a “traitor” and (b) Prime Minister John Key who dismissed her views as being those of a typical Green Party supporter, which is apparently almost as bad.
In context, Catton seemed to be talking about the mixed feelings she felt after what she had created suddenly becoming a kind of public property claimed by the entire country and its leaders. That must feel weird at any time, in any place. Catton evidently finds it particularly alienating when the government of the day has shown little interest in the arts beyond their promotional/economic value. More>>