*"Fatal Crash - Rakaia - National Alerts"*
At 4pm on
Saturday 31st May 2014 a fatal motor vehicle crash occurred
on Thompsons Track at the intersection of Somerton Road,
Two vehicles collided at this intersection which
is controlled by a stop sign.
Three people have died as a
result of the crash.
• One vehicle had four
occupants of which three have died. The fourth passenger
has been transported to hospital by means of a rescue
• The other vehicle had one occupant
who has minor injuries and is being treated at
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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>>