Fatal Vehicle Crash Havelock North - Eastern District
"Police News Alert Issued *** 3.55pm, 07 January
Hawkes Bay Police are attending the scene of a
two vehicle crash on Napier Road Havelock North.
believe that each vehicle had a sole occupant. The occupant
of one vehicle is deceased. The other occupant has been
removed from their vehicle and has been transported to
Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital at Hastings, listed as status 3
or not life threatening at this stage.
Serious Crash Unit
has been called out and are attending.
Napier Road is
blocked and motorists are advised to access Havelock North
via State Highway 2. This will be updated once access is
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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>>