Teenager dies in road accident
Acton Road, Rakaia Fatal pedestrian v car
Rakaia Fatal pedestrian v car
At about 11pm on Saturday
5th April 2014 an 18 year old male has been struck by a car
on Action Road, Rakaia.
The vehicle has stopped and
emergency services have been called but the male has died at
The scene was examined by the Serious Crash
unit and the circumstances surrounding the male being struck
are still being investigated.
The name of the deceased
will be released once next-of-kin have been
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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>>