Missing vessel Erie boarded - no sign of missing man
Missing vessel Erie boarded
The HMNZS Wellington
reached the missing launch Erie more than 200kms off the
Taranaki Coast in heavy seas last night.
Officers onboard the Navy vessel managed to board the Erie
despite 10 metre swells. Missing man William Kerry Blair was
not onboard the Erie and there is no immediate indication
what has happened to him.
The HMNZS Wellington will
endeavour to begin to tow the Erie to New Plymouth today.
Because of the sea conditions its arrival is unlikely to be
Police will update that information as it comes to
Once the Erie is back in port a detailed examination
will be made to try and find some indication as to what has
happened to Mr Blair.
Police are currently reviewing the
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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>>