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The One seizes control in messianic style

January 21, 2009 Ian Wishart 0

Inaugural images designed to emphasize Obama’s theme of populist social renewal By Mike Dorning Chicago Tribune (MCT) WASHINGTON – From lines of flag-waving Americans along the railroad tracks to a statue of Abraham Lincoln gazing […]

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Investigate Magazine, Dec 08

December 16, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

December’s Investigate magazine can be viewed here as a Flash document – the first time the entire magazine has ever appeared online. To obtain a hard copy or a downloadable PDF, visit our website at […]

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Illinois

December 10, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

Blagojevich scandal threatens to be a distraction for Obama’s transition team By Marisa Taylor and Steven Thomma McClatchy Newspapers PHOTO: Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama was untainted but not untouched Tuesday by the […]

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Illinois ‘mafia’ associations drag Obama down

December 10, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

Blagojevich scandal threatens to be a distraction for Obama’s transition team By Marisa Taylor and Steven Thomma McClatchy Newspapers PHOTO: Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama was untainted but not untouched Tuesday by the […]

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Aviation

Roses of Remembrance

December 2, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

PHOTO: MAXPPP Relatives of the New Zealanders killed in the Airbus crash off Perpignan have visited the scene overnight where the jet plunged into the Mediterranean. Accompanied by Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe, the […]

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Air New Zealand A320 Crash

November 28, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA – Five New Zealanders are given no hope of surviving the crash of an Airbus A320 operated by XL Airways of Germany in the Mediterranean today. One Air New Zealand pilot, […]

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Air New Zealand jet crash: latest

November 28, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

Government concerned for Air NZ & CAA staff on crashed Airbus Transport Minister Steven Joyce says the Government is getting regular updates, and seeking briefings from officials, in the wake of the A320 Airbus crash […]

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Lightbulb ban switched off?

November 27, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee has asked officials to look into a proposed phase out of incandescent lightbulbs. In Opposition Mr Brownlee was a vocal opponent of the Labour government’s plan to implement a new standard […]

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TV actress hid in hotel cupboard

November 27, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

Sydney (dpa) – Australian soap opera star Brooke Satchwell described Thursday how she hid inside a bathroom cupboard as gunmen were shooting other guests at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Hotel. Two Australians were in hospital and […]

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Key

November 27, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

PHOTO: WENN TGIF EDITION, with NZPA Prime Minister John Key’s meeting with the Queen this week at Buckingham Palace has struck a discordant note with monarchists back here in New Zealand, after he described the […]

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Political career on the rocks, in tonight

November 21, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

Tonight’s TGIF Edition will end any hopes of a political career for one Labour high-flyer, as these first lines from tonight’s editorial disclose: There are times when you instinctively know an investigation will hit its […]

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Global Warming

Mercury in CFLs – special investigation

August 11, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

The Most Comprehensive Media Investigation Of CFL Lightbulbs Published To Date A Labour and Green Party initiative to ban ordinary incandescent light bulbs if they win the election could cost ordinary households thousands of dollars […]

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Sir Edmund Hillary – rest in peace

January 11, 2008 Ian Wishart 0

SIR EDMUND HILLARY, 1919-2008 The man who conquered Everest has died. Sir Edmund Hillary was born 20 July 1919 and rose to international fame with his assault on Mt Everest in 1953. Wellington (dpa) – […]

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Lost in the Amazon: Dec 05 issue

July 26, 2006 Ian Wishart 0

Amazon immersion Richard Scheinin visits a treetop eco-lodge as he explores the untamed river ON THE RIO NEGRO, BRAZIL – I was fortunate while in the Amazon to have Michael Kartwright as my guide. Ex-gold […]