West Coast Road Closure - SH 6, Hari Hari, West Coast
Location: Sh 6, Hari Hari, West Coast
The one lane bridge across the Wanganui river on State
Highway 6 at Harihari has been washed away at one end.
The road will be closed for some time.
This is the
main road along the West Coast so the detour is a lengthy
one via Wanaka.
Transit New Zealand will be the updating
agency re length of
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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>>