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Covid-19 Fact Check: an independent perspective

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April 26, 2020 0

By Ian Wishart What’s the truth about Covid19? That depends who you are listening to. The debate about the pandemic spreading across the world from Wuhan, China, has become highly politicised – toxically so. To […]

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Blackview BV9500 review: a seriously tough phone

October 21, 2018 0
Blackview BV9500: 4GB/64GB Helio P23, 2.5GHz, Android 8.1, IP69K rugged phone Nutshell review: Three weeks after purchase, I’m impressed with this phone. The Blackview BV9500 is pitched at tradies, construction workers and farmers. It offers [...]
New Zealand

Catholic Church in crisis: save money or save souls?

October 4, 2018 3
The Catholic Hierarchy is letting its people down By Amy Brooke                                                                  When visiting in England a while back, one of the highlights of our trip was finding the tomb of the great Anglo-French, [...]
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Amy Brooke: the future’s on hold

September 28, 2018 0

By Amy Brooke Operationally inadequate? AIR New Zealand,  Southern Cross, Vodafone, the major banks, power and communication companies? Contrary to the mantra that competition is always good, the now constant practice of cutting corners in […]

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Labour/Greens locked in 1970s urban planning timewarp

October 27, 2017 6

By Ian Wishart Only hours into their administration, the new Labour coalition government has already incurred the wrath of Aucklanders with its promotion of a ten cent per litre regional fuel tax. It will actually […]

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The transgender debate: do women have rights to privacy?

April 5, 2017 1

The recent controversies over transgender bathrooms in the USA and transgender kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard winning a women’s tournament in Australia after a long career as a biological male weightlifter have highlighted the thorny issues […]