Registrations, consideration of late returns
Electoral Commission registration decisions and
consideration of late donation returns
At its meeting of
19 May 2008, the commission made the following
New World Order, abbreviation N W O, was
A logo for No Commercial Airport at Whenuapai
Airbase was registered.
Two unions with some affiliation
to the Labour Party have applied to list as a third party.
Their applications will not be considered until the current
court case relating to the listing of the EPMU has been
Further information is being sought before any
decision is made about referral to the police of parties
that were late with their donation returns.
commissions next regular meeting is scheduled for 12
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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>>