Scene examination of Northland fatal fire continues
Scene examination of Northland fatal fire
Police are carrying out a scene examination
where the fatal fire occurred in Mangamuka early yesterday
The scene is proving difficult to process as
police need to make parts of the scene safe before
continuing with the examination. The fire destroyed the
house, but a number of items have been located.
believe that there was only one occupant at the address at
the time and work continues to identify the person who died
in the fire and the circumstances surrounding the
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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>>