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Ihimaera receives NZ$50,000 laureate despite plagiarism controversy

New Zealand author Witi Ihimaera, whose failure to acknowledge passages from other authors in his recent novel The Trowenna Sea (Raupo) has caused controversy recently, has been named a laureate by New Zealand's Arts Foundation. The laureate, which also went to carver Lyonel Grant, musicians Chris Knox and Richard Nunns...

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