Warning over stolen chemicals in Avondale
Warning over stolen chemicals
Auckland, 26 May 2014
- Police are warning the public about a dangerous chemical
stolen from an Avondale factory this morning.
Lignosulfate looks and smells like coffee was scooped from a
25kg bag and is highly toxic and should not be
Anybody that has come into contact with this
product should immediately call the NZ Fire Service and seek
urgent medical assistance.
Police would like to hear from
anyone with any information about the
© Scoop Media
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>>