Q+A 23/3/14: MH370, PM in China, Tourism
Q+A - This Sunday
MARCH AT 9.00AM ON TV ONE
Q+A this weekend:
Flight MH370 –
the latest developments plus analysis from a top aviation
The Prime Minister’s damage control mission to
China – Political Editor Corin Dann
interviews John Key.
Ireland’s Agriculture & Food
Minister – he’s been to New Zealand to find out how to
become a global dairy giant – what did he learn?
Susan Wood asks Simon Coveney whether
they’re already stealing our business.
Industry Association head Martin Snedden on a bold new
target for increasing the tourist dollar. He talks to
Deputy Political Editor Michael Parkin.
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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>>