Body located in Arkles Bay, Whangaparoa
Location: Body located in Arkles Bay, Whangaparoa
District: National Alerts
Body located in Arkles Bay,
Short description: Body located in Arkles
At about 6:45 a.m.
on the 7th of January 2013, local Police attended a scene
where a deceased body was found at Arkles Bay, Whangaparoa.
The identity of the body is yet to be confirmed. Police
are treating the death as unexplained.
No further details
will be released at this stage.
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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>>