A Police Disaster Victim
Identification (DVI) expert has started the process of
examining the light plane recovered off the coast of Great
Barrier Island yesterday morning.
Next of kin of missing
Auckland pilot Daroish Kraidy were advised by Police last
night that initial trawler crew reports that a body was in
the wreckage, have been revised.
Inspector Mark Benefield
says it is more accurate to say some human remains appear to
be in the wreckage which will take some time to examine and
The Civil Aviation Authority is not
present at the Marine Rescue Centre
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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>>