Wanted man arrested
Police apprehended 25 year-old Rory
Smyth at a Pukekohe address in the early hours of this
He will appear in the Auckland District Court
today charged with:
• possession of a knife;
possession of instruments;
• receiving stolen
• unlawful possession of a firearm;
possession of utensils for use of methamphetamine;
unlawful interference of a vehicle;
taking a vehicle;
• 2 x
unlawfully getting into a vheicle;
• breach of court
• the October 22 aggravated
robbery of Miss Q's tavern in Panmure.
Smyth was taken
into custody without incident by the Armed Offenders
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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>>