Q+A This Week:
SUNDAY 4 MAY AT 9.00AM
ON TV ONE
National MP Maurice
Williamson is quizzed by Susan
Wood - how close is his relationship
withDonghua Liu? Is it a case of looking
after rich donors?
Will he have competition in his
Pakuranga seat? Deputy Political Editor Michael
Parkin speaks to ACT leader Jamie
Whyte and Conservative Leader Colin
Labour Leader David
Cunliffe on compulsory Kiwisaver - will it make any
difference? And can he sell his party’s new monetary
Plus, ACT MP John Banks on legal
highs and animal testing.
The panel this week: Dr
Raymond Miller, Mike Williams,
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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>>