Tree Trust calls for applications
Taranaki Tree Trust media release
Media contact: Leigh Honnor,
Co-ordinator, Taranaki Tree Trust, ph 06 765 7127
TREE TRUST CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS
with planting projects planned for winter may be eligible
for assistance from the Taranaki Tree Trust – but they
need to act now to secure funding. The Trust will accept
applications between 1 February and 1 March for its first
funding round for the year.
To read the
full release, click on the link below (or copy and paste
into your browser):
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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.
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