Otago flood conditions update 1630hrs 28/5/14
May 27, 2014
conditions update 1630hrs
River levels in the
Pomahaka and Lower Clutha are slowly receding but remain
The Clutha River at Balclutha is likely to remain
high for at least another week with rain forecast for the
headwaters from tomorrow evening to Thursday morning.
is forecast for the headwaters of Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka,
and Hawea from tomorrow evening to Thursday morning.
already saturated catchments and possible snow melt, rivers
and lakes (in particular Wakatipu) are likely to rise, but
no flooding of Queenstown or Wanaka is expected.
continue to monitor the situation.
For more information go
to http://water.orc.govt.nz or call the
Flowphone on 0800 426
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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>>