Statement From Rt Hon Winston Peters
Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First
25 November 2012
From Rt Hon Winston Peters
Horan MP – Sunday Star Times Article
This is a
matter of a family dispute over a family will.
repeatedly requested facts and evidence about allegations
but have not been provided with any to date.
Mr Horan has
been told to sort the matter out with his
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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>>