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New Zealand

Asset sales referendum starts next month

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Date set for Mixed Ownership Model referendum   The citizens initiated referendum on the Mixed Ownership Model will be held as a postal vote in November and December this year after a petition regarding the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

Conservatives support ComCom on internet pricing

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Colin Craig has confirmed that the Conservative Party will not support legislation to override the ruling of the Commerce Commission on internet and telecommunications pricing. “The Commerce Commission plays a vital role in regulating monopolies, […]

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Uncategorized

Rise of the robots

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

By Keith Chrostowski The Kansas City Star Feb. 12–Here a robot, there a robot, everywhere a…. The grasp of robots on our future, strengthening for decades, is about to tighten like a vise. Robots that […]

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World

Methodists in electrocution shocker

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Methodist clergy plan protest of Tennessee’s use of electric chair By Katherine Fretland The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. May 27–A group of Methodist clergy plan to demonstrate against the death penalty Tuesday in Nashville. The […]

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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

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 […]

Australia

X In The Suburbs

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

X IN THE SUBURBS: Apr 05, AU Edition X IN THE SUBURBS Ecstasy and other party drugs used to be an import-only business. But now, home-grown gangs have figured out the trick to pill-making and […]

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Climate Change

The Kyoto Conspiracy

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Nov 05, AU Edition THE KYOTO CONSPIRACY How Enron hyped global warming for profit Amidst all the talk about the benefits that Kyoto Protocol is supposed to promote, it is perhaps forgotten especially amongst the […]

Feature articles

Estradiol dangers

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Sep 05, AU edition RAGING BULL There’s nothing more red-blooded than a juicy slab of steak, but BARBARA SUMNER-BURSTYN reports that a female sex hormone linked to ‘gay’ behaviour in animals and adverse effects on […]

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April 05

TECHNOLOGY: Apr 05, AU Edition

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

OPEN-AND-SHUT CASE Nokia’s feature-packed 9300 communicator over-delivers on just about every score Ialmost got arrested because of the Nokia 9300, I liked it so much. I had just gotten the handset to review the day […]

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 […]