Legal high retailers’ suspensions extended
Legal high retailers’ suspensions
The Psychoactive Substances Regulatory
Authority has extended the licence suspensions currently in
place for six legal high retailers in Hamilton.
Authority informed licence holders and the Hamilton City
Council that the suspension will be extended until 5 working
days after (whichever is the later):
resolution of the appeal before the Psychoactive Substances
Appeals Committee, or
• The judicial review
proceedings in the High Court.
All licence holders and
applicants have been informed that they are to continue to
refrain from selling psychoactive substances until the above
For information on Hamilton City Council’s
Psychoactive Substances Policy visit www.hamilton.co.nz/legalhighs
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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>>