SH1 and Whitford Brown Ave, Porirua - Vehicle Crash
SH1 and Whitford Brown Ave, Porirua
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 -
Police are at a minor 3 car crash near
the junction of State Highway 1 and Whitford Brown Ave in
One lane is blocked causing delays but
traffic is slowly passing the scene.
The road is expected
to be clear
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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>>