Correction to GCSB 2012/13 Annual Report
20, February 2014
Correction to GCSB
2012/13 Annual Report
In the Government Communications
Security Bureau’s Annual Report for the year
June 2013, there are errors on page 22 of the report
relating to the number of warrants and authorisations.
The error is because of record keeping and we reported
the number of operations
rather than the number of
warrants. This means if there was more than one warrant or
authorisation for an operation there has been an under
The GCSB Annual Report reported warrants and
authorisations and actual warrants and authorisations are as
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erratum has been issued, and the Inspector General of
Intelligence and Security has been informed.
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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>>