The 45 year-old man
hospitalised after suffering a stab wound to the chest at
about 1.25 this morning is reported to be recovering after
surgery in Auckland Hospital.
Auckland City Police are
investigating the Commodore Drive, Lynfield, incident and
are following some encouraging lines of inquiry.
unclear what the circumstances leading up to the man's
injury were or whether others were involved although there
have been reports he was in the company of two men prior to
the incident being reported, initially to ambulance
The knife used in the incident has been
recovered and a scene examination at the address where the
stabbing occurred has been completed.
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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>>