Maori Party on Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels Legislation
Maori Party statement on Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels
The Labour Party's accusation that the Maori
Party blocked the Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels
Legislation from being debated this week is
There was no notice of motion put to us on
whether the Bill should be read. The Maori Party also did
not call for the Bill to be withdrawn, nor did we block
leave because leave was not
© Scoop Media
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>>