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BBC News caught in new climate change scandal

November 14, 2012 iwishart 0

By Ian Wishart Britain’s embattled BBC is embroiled in a major new scandal this morning, but this time it’s over potentially massive conflicts of interest in its climate change coverage. Already licking its wounds from […]

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New Zealand

Rena wreck owners offer compensation

October 2, 2012 iwishart 0

    The shipping company behind the Rena wreck has manned-up with a $38 million compensation package – a whopping $27 million more than the law required, but there’s a hook – they want to […]

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Parents of serious young offenders targeted

August 31, 2012 iwishart 0

Helping the parents of serious young offenders develop the skills and strategies they need to deal with their children is a key step in reducing youth offending, says Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows.   […]

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USA

Deaf boy forbidden from signing his own name

August 30, 2012 MelW 0

By Melissa Wishart A hearing-impaired Nebraskan boy has been told by his preschool that he cannot sign his own name, as the hand gestures involved violate their ‘weapons in school’ policy. Grand Island Public Schools’ […]

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New Zealand

Disturbing Trends in Latest Smacking Report

August 24, 2012 bmc 0

Family First Media Release 24 August 2012 Family First NZ says that the latest review of police activity related to the anti-smacking law shows disturbing trends. “The latest sales pitch on the smacking law by […]

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Auditor-General slams ACC, Government reacts

August 23, 2012 iwishart 0

ACC Minister Judith Collins today welcomed the Independent Review of ACC’s Privacy and Security of Information, and the Auditor-General’s Inquiry into aspects of ACC’s Board-level governance. Ms Collins says ACC must deliver the high level […]

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Australia

Man risks life saving whale

August 22, 2012 MelW 0

By Sid Astbury Sydney (dpa) – An Australian yachtsman was praised for bravery but chided for his foolhardiness after jumping overboard Wednesday to cut a 9-metre humpback whale from ropes that were dragging it under. […]

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New Zealand

Vitamin D author slams health regulators

August 21, 2012 iwishart 0

A major new book on the Vitamin D deficiency pandemic has blasted health regulators for dragging their heels on the vitamin D issue.   Investigative journalist and bestselling author Ian published Vitamin D: Is This […]

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Vitamin D author slams health regulators

August 21, 2012 iwishart 0

A major new book on the Vitamin D deficiency pandemic has blasted health regulators for dragging their heels on the vitamin D issue.   Investigative journalist and bestselling author Ian Wishart published Vitamin D: Is […]

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New Zealand

Building innovation report released

August 21, 2012 iwishart 0

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the release of the Building Innovation report – the second of six progress reports to be released under the Government’s Business Growth Agenda.   Mr Key launched the new […]

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John Key’s damaging leadership

August 8, 2012 iwishart 0

John Key’s damaging leadership – Elton John – gay “rights’ to marriage? Commentary by Amy Brooke  What has happened to this country under the soft tyranny of groupthink? And is it time to acknowledge that […]

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Mt Tongariro erupts after 100 year dormancy

August 7, 2012 SachaH 0

By Sacha Harwood Mt Tongariro erupted overnight after laying dormant for more than 100 years. The mountain cast an ash cloud over much of the central North Island with Volcanic activity expected to continue for […]

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Why Kerre Woodham is wrong

August 5, 2012 iwishart 0

Breaking Silence, Part Deux By J Tertullian Macsyna King has been in the news again.  This time the context has altered somewhat.  The coroner investigating the death of her premature twins has placed the blame […]

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Benny Peiser’s climate change report

August 2, 2012 iwishart 0

Whom Should We Trust On Climate Change? Edited By Benny Peiser “Ginny!” said Mr. Weasley, flabbergasted. “Haven’t I taught you anything? What have I always told you? Never trust anything that can think for itself […]

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New Zealand

First, Same Sex Marriage. Next, Polygamy?

July 30, 2012 bmc 0

Media Release 30 July 2012 Family First NZ is repeating its call for political parties to state where they stand on the issue of redefining marriage to allow polygamy and polyamory. “Wellington-based activist group The […]

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New Zealand

Website to Protect Marriage Launched

July 30, 2012 bmc 1

Family First Media Release 30 July 2012 A website to protect the current definition of marriage as ‘one man one woman’ has been launched today. The website is www.protectmarriage.org.nz and has been launched in response to […]

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Missing toddler Alyssa Barker found safe

July 28, 2012 MelW 0

By Melissa Wishart Kidnapped toddler Alyssa Barker has been found after a woman watching the 6pm news tonight realised the woman and child that were staying in her home were Skye Mason and the child […]

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Toddler taken from Glen Eden home

July 28, 2012 MelW 0

By Melissa Wishart Specialist search teams and the police Eagle helicopter are searching a suburb in Auckland where a toddler appears to have been snatched from her home. Alyssa Barker, 18 months old, was supposedly […]

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In the latest Investigate

July 26, 2012 iwishart 0

WHAT CHRIS KAHUI TOLD THE CORONER And why the Coroner didn’t believe him. VITAMIN D The new book that could literally save your life. An extract on sunscreen safety for children and pregnant women. THE […]