Reported Helecopter crash - Southern District
Location: Reported Helecopter crash
Search and Rescue
Short description: Search and Rescue
At 2038 hours on the 8 November
2012 Police, Ambulance and Fire were informed of a reported
helicopter crash in the Cardrona Valley near Spotburn,
Police Search and Rescue and a helicopter are
searching for a possible crash location.
It is unknown
what type or who was in the helicopter at the time, Police
enquiries are continuing.
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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>>