AOS Incident in Hastings -10 January
AOS Incident in Hastings
Friday, 10 January 2014 -
Police have cordoned streets in
Hastings as Hawkes Bay Police attempt to locate an
individual that they have been seeking.
Offenders' Squad and Police Negotiation Team have been
called as a precaution.
Cordons are on Willowpark Road
North; St Aubyn Street East; Princes Street; Riverslea Road
North; Avenue Road East; Queen Street East and Heretaunga
Police will provide a more detailed statement
once the operation is complete. Until that time Police will
not be making a further
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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>>