Car V Pedestrian now Fatal
Pedestrian now Fatal
The elderly woman pedestrian
struck by a car at Waimauku earlier today has died in
The crash happened at 9.15 this morning as the
woman was seen trying to cross SH16 at the intersection with
Muriwai Road. The vehicle involved, a Holden Commodore, was
travelling towards Helensville.
Neighbours of the woman,
who is believed to have lived locally, were with her before
she was transported by ambulance to Auckland Hospital and
next-of-kin have been informed.
SH16 was reduced to one
lane as Serious Crash investigators conducted a scene
examination and spoke to witnesses including the driver of
The woman's name will not be released until
NOK have had the opportunity to notify their wider
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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>>