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Technology

Inventions worth remembering

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

SCIENCE: Apr 05, AU Edition RELATIVITY, SCHMELATIVITY Sure, Einstein hit it big in 1905. But let’s not forget the really important inventions of a century ago – like the windscreen wiper, says Pat Sheil The […]

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Opinion

Tough Questions

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

TOUGH QUESTIONS: May 05, AU Edition IAN WISHART Debating the Resurrection – is it important? So that was Easter. You know, the time of year when we all jump in cars for a long weekend […]

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Australia

Dumbing down education

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

THE ARENA: June 05, AU Edition JAMES MORROW Forget Supernanny. What Australia needs is Superteacher If there is one show that is appointment viewing in our house – OK, besides Desperate Housewives – it is […]

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Health

Obesity not so bad after all?

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

HEALTH: June 05, AU Edition NOT SO FAT New numbers from America suggest obesity isn’t as dangerous as previously thought. But don’t reach for that Big Mac just yet Obesity is the second-leading preventable cause […]

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New Zealand

Are earthquakes contagious?

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

SCIENCE: Nov 05, AU Edition A CASE OF THE SHAKES New research says that earthquakes may be contagious, reports Sandi Doughton Geologists used to answer with an emphatic “No” when asked if mega-earthquakes like the […]

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New Zealand

The Tamihere Interview – edited

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

May 05, AU Edition Helen Clark has been New Zealand’s PM since 1999, and her Labour Party has had about as firm a lock on power as is possible in a democratic country. But all […]

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Opinion

Tough Questions – Dec 05

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

TOUGH QUESTIONS: Nov 05, AU Edition IAN WISHART We’re all fundamentalists now They’re just another raving bunch of fundamentalists! Now there’s a phrase you’ll hear on talk radio if you listen hard enough. Fundamentalist. The […]

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Australia

Dyson vacuums – sucker for a good story

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

How do you take a radical idea and turn it into a market leader? JAMES MORROW talks to Ross Cameron, Managing Director of Dyson Appliances’ South-East Asian operations about how he took a vacuum cleaner […]

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Australia

Life in the burbs

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

THE MISERY INDEX It comes like a thief in the night and empties wallets of purchasing power. And it means debtors make off like bandits. What is it? Inflation – and with oil prices high, […]

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New Zealand

Lifestyle Block Boom – Investigate Jun 2003

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

THE LIFESTYLE BLOCK BOOM INVESTIGATE: JUN 03 Is it the call of the wild, or something even more primal? HAMISH CARNACHAN investigates a growing phenomenon in population drift: They call it downshifting. A word evocative, […]

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New Zealand

Lorde more than a one-hit wonder

December 9, 2013 iwishart 0

Review: Lorde tops Saturday’s Not So Silent Night By Jim Harrington Contra Costa Times McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Dec. 08–Lorde reigned supreme at Saturday’s Not So Silent Night concert. The New Zealand singer-songwriter, who recently learned […]

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New Zealand

$17K awaits mystery Australian claimant

December 9, 2013 iwishart 0

The Commerce Commission has welcomed the news that all but $17,000 of the $60 million settlement fund in the failed investment product Credit SaILS has been returned to investors. The Public Trust, who was appointed […]

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New Zealand

Tributes flow for Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013 iwishart 0

LA-World-mourns-Nelson-Mandela-South-Africa-s-greatest-son-1205-20131205 World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s ‘greatest son’ By Carol J. Williams Los Angeles Times McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Dec. 05–World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South […]

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New Zealand

Hollywood junket attracts cabinet minister

December 2, 2013 iwishart 0

Associate Tourism Minister Chris Tremain will travel to Los Angeles today to represent the Government at The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug world premiere.   “The world premiere in L.A provides the opportunity to build on […]

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Feature articles

Mental health failings

November 24, 2013 iwishart 0

OUT OF MIND Is New Zealand’s Mental Health System Failing Our Youth? Words by Taleta McDonald Olivia Smith’s parents watched in horror as their daughter was removed from the clinician’s room and returned demanding medication. […]

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New Zealand

US-NZ spying caper under fire

November 5, 2013 iwishart 0

EDITORIAL: U.S. must rein in surveillance of allies Star Tribune (Minneapolis) McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Nov. 04–The revelation that the U.S. government has allegedly intercepted communications of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and that it […]

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New Zealand

Same sex marriages a damp squib

November 5, 2013 iwishart 0

Of the 2,798 marriages in New Zealand in the September quarter, fewer than 50 were to same sex couples getting hitched for the first time. New statistics released by the Government show that whilst there […]