Missing Person Christchurch
At about 10.20am on Saturday the 1st of December
2012 a female went missing from the Burwood Hospital,
The female left the hospital on foot and it
is not known where she has gone to.
Of concern is that she
has a head injury and may appear confused. She also has a
tendency to walk into people's houses at random.
female is a 42 year old caucasian and answers to
Described as 5' 7'' tall with a thin build and long
Black tights and a chequered
Any sightings please contact the police on
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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>>