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Climate Change

Key confirms Copenhagen trip

January 1, 1970 iwishart 1

John Key says game-on Prime Minister John Key announced today he will be attending the leaders’ meeting at the end of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen later this month.   The leaders’ […]

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New Zealand

The Rena Has Sunk

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

In the space of a morning, most of the giant container ship Rena has slipped beneath the waves on Astrolabe Reef. An amazing sequence of photographs taken by Maritime New Zealand chronicles the final moments […]

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New Zealand

Kim in the klink as MegaUpload sinks

January 1, 1970 iwishart 1

By Ian Llewellyn Wellington (dpa) – Kim Dotcom, the man accused of running one of the world’s largest internet piracy operations, has been arrested more than once, has used multiple aliases and drives a car […]

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New Zealand

Media distorting gay marriage debate – NZCN

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

New Zealand Christian Network is disappointed with the disturbing tactics of some politicians and media who are seeking to marginalise those opposed to their worldview on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment bill, by unfairly […]

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New Zealand

Gas strike important – Brownlee

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Kowhai discovery boosts industry – Minister The security of New Zealand’s natural gas supply has been strengthened by Greymouth Petroleum’s discovery of the Kowhai field, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee said today. The Kowhai […]

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New Zealand

Magazine releases Megaupload documents

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

New Zealand’s Investigate magazine has today released the crucial company documents that show how Kim Dotcom Schmitz controlled the MegaUpload empire. The magazine carried out an investigation of Schmitz in 2010 after he took up […]

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New Zealand

John Reid: “Throw Pakistan out”

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

David Barber Wellington (dpa) – Pakistan, which has players subject to investigations into illegal betting scams, should be thrown out of international cricket, according to former New Zealand captain and match referee John Reid. “I […]

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New Zealand

Weather bomb forces concert venue change

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

SOUNDS IN THE SUN EVENT RELOCATES TO VECTOR ARENA After four years of fine weather the Unitec presents Lipton Ice Tea Sounds in the Sun event tomorrow has been relocated to Vector Arena. The MetService […]

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New Zealand

The Vitamin D Briefing

January 1, 1970 iwishart 1

THE VITAMIN D BRIEFING Edited by Ian Wishart SEPT 27 ISSUE VitDBriefingSep2012 If you are looking for more information about the bestselling new book, Vitamin D, click here AUG 31 ISSUE Better cancer survival Norwegian […]

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New Zealand

Preachers of Hate

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Preachers of Hate SPECIAL INVESTIGATION HELEN HOODWINKED BY PREACHERS OF HATE OSAMA BIN LADEN’S TENTACLES REACH NEW ZEALAND’S FIVE MAIN CENTRES IN MASSIVE BORDER SECURITY BREACH Some of the world’s most extreme Islamic preachers, and […]

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New Zealand

Boomtown Brats – Investigate Aug 2003

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

BOOMTOWN BRATS INVESTIGATE: AUG 03 Tthe rest of new zealand is paying for auckland’s new transport network through petrol taxes, but now aucklanders are getting uppity about paying their share of a rates increase. HAMISH […]

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New Zealand

Fatal shooting north of Auckland

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

A person is dead after being shot outside a medical centre in the town of Warkworth, north of Auckland. Patients and staff at the medical centre were confined to rooms while the drama played out […]

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New Zealand

Drink driving limit drops to 50mg

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet has agreed to lower the legal blood alcohol limit from 80 to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood for drivers aged over 20.   “Legislation to […]

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New Zealand

Summer Breeze – Investigate Jan 2003

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Ask anyone about the summers of their childhood and the stories are likely to be similar – long lazy days at sleepy coastal towns. But now those sleepy hollows are becoming mega-resorts, and HAMISH CARNACHAN […]

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New Zealand

Police defend pillow bashing prosecution

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

PILLOWFIGHT PING A HOLDING CHARGE, POLICE ARGUE Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA – Police have hit back at media reports that the attempted prosecution of a man who allegedly threw a pillow at his nephew was […]

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New Zealand

New Zealand will not pay for Taliban fund

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

Wellington (dpa) – New Zealand will not join allied governments incontributing to an international fund to pay Taliban fighters to give up their guns in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Murray McCully told a newspaper Monday. Australia, […]

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New Zealand

NZ doubles China visa offer

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

New Zealand is making it easier for Chinese tourists to visit by extending the length of visitor visas, Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key announced in China today. “The length of the multiple-entry visitor […]

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Health

NZ & US score badly on child mortality

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

NZ scores badly in child mortality rates, study finds By Noam N. Levey Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Underscoring historic recent gains in global health, the number of children younger than 5 who die this year […]

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New Zealand

Clampdown on P continuing to show results – PM

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

The fourth Indicators and Progress report for the Government’s Tackling Methamphetamine Action Plan shows government agencies’ work is continuing to contain the growth of methamphetamine (‘P’) supply networks, Prime Minister John Key announced Tuesday. “This […]

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New Zealand

New Zealand apple causes concern in Massachussetts

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Now serving: Native crops By Dustin Luca Andover Townsman, Mass. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Oct. 10–It was the kind of week where an apple imported from overseas triggered a biting reaction. Throughout Andover Public Schools last […]

New Zealand

Gaia or God?

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Gaia or God? Is the Pope making a bad mistake?  BY AMY BROOKE Any perception that it would prefer to thunder forth in condemnation of any opposition, rather than encouraging a genuine environmental debate, is not […]

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New Zealand

Recycling of earthquake waste to be maximised

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

The Government is working with councils and industry to maximise the recycling of the estimated 4.5 million tonnes of demolition and liquefaction waste from the Canterbury earthquakes, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment […]

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New Zealand

Blistering Novopay report released

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce today released the report of the Ministerial Inquiry into the schools’ payroll service, Novopay. The Ministerial Inquiry was undertaken by former Chief Executive of the Department of the Prime […]

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New Zealand

US woman shot dead by eight-year-old grandson

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

(UPI) An eight-year-old Louisiana boy was with his parents Sunday after authorities said he would not be charged in the shooting death of his 90-year-old grandmother. The youngster was believed to have shot the woman […]

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New Zealand

US confirms Antarctic programme put on ice

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Antarctic research program on ice due to government shutdown By Seth Robson Stars and Stripes McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Oct. 10–YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. is putting its Antarctic research program on ice due […]

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New Zealand

Wanganui survives a 20 year flood event

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says good planning has helped in the response to the state of local emergency that was lifted at 2.30pm today. “The Horizons District Council has done excellent work predicting river […]