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New Zealand

Kenya attack – most hostages now free

September 23, 2013 iwishart 0

bc-kenya-mallshooting-5thld UPI NewsTrack Nairobi, Kenya Most Kenyan mall hostages freed; death toll at least 68 NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 22 (UPI) — Most of the hostages in the Nairobi, Kenya, mall siege were rescued Sunday night, […]

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New Zealand

EU moving against ‘legal’ highs

September 22, 2013 iwishart 0

European Commission seeks to step up fight against ‘legal highs’ BRUSSELS,  (UPI) — Brussels could pull newly discovered legal highs from the market immediately under new drug enforcement measures proposed this week by the European […]

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Message in a bottle hits NZ coast

September 22, 2013 iwishart 0

Message in a bottle recovered in New Zealand STEWART ISLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 21 (UPI) — A message in a bottle dropped into the south Atlantic by a marine researcher has washed up half a […]

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New Zealand

New Zealanders paying twice as much for housing

September 22, 2013 iwishart 0

NZ HOUSE BUILDERS SUPPORT MORTGAGE SLAVERY – WHY ?  Hugh Pavletich Performance Urban Planning Christchurch, New Zealand  22 September 2013 What part of 3.0 don’t the House Builders understand ? For the past nine years, the […]

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Drones captivate NZ academic

September 20, 2013 iwishart 0

Entering the drone debate   Drones have many useful purposes, but should be used with a high degree of caution, an academic from Victoria University of Wellington warns.   In his discussion paper The Drone […]

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New Zealand

A climate of fear

September 20, 2013 iwishart 0

More home truths about the dwindling threat from climate change Investigate Jun/Jul 2013 In April, British peer Lord Monckton toured New Zealand with the Climate Realists organisation and was attacked for talking about a slowdown […]

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Family Court changes pass into law

September 19, 2013 iwishart 0

Justice Minister Judith Collins says the passing of The Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill’s third reading in Parliament today marks a significant milestone for New Zealand’s justice system. “Our reforms put the needs of children […]

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Trans-Pacific coms cable gets boost

September 19, 2013 iwishart 0

Government support for telecommunications cable Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams is calling for expressions of interest from companies who are considering building a new international telecommunications cable between New Zealand, Australia and the […]

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NZ one of “fastest growing” economies

September 19, 2013 iwishart 0

New Zealand’s economy continues to grow steadily, maintaining one of the higher annual growth rates in the OECD, Finance Minister Bill English says. As expected, the severe drought earlier this year slowed economic growth in […]

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New Zealand

UN IPCC climate change report a dud

September 18, 2013 iwishart 0

New science report debunks climate scare UN has hidden research that shows that nature, not humanity, controls the climate OTTAWA, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – “As the science promoted by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel […]

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US gets access to NZ security databases

September 18, 2013 iwishart 0

A new agreement between New Zealand and the United States will help detect and deter criminals who try to operate internationally, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.   The Agreement on Enhancing Cooperation in Preventing and […]

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Mark Steyn: The Rise of Third Parties

September 17, 2013 iwishart 0

THE RISE OF THIRD PARTIES Why a sneering media are increasingly out of touch with the public   WORDS BY MARK STEYN   It’s all but impossible to launch a new political party under America’s […]

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Book Reviews

Michael Morrissey: Books

September 15, 2013 iwishart 0

THE LOST PILOT: A Memoir by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Penguin, $40.00 Jeffrey Paparoa Holman – impressive moniker, isn’t it? – is hardly a household name. But then, in the main, he has been a poet. […]

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New Zealand

Cunliffe gets Labour leadership

September 15, 2013 iwishart 0

David Cunliffe becomes New Zealand’s new Labour Party leader HuangXingWei 20130915 David Cunliffe becomes New Zealand’s new Labour Party leader WELLINGTON, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — David Cunliffe is the new leader of New Zealand’s opposition […]

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New Zealand

Why parents can’t trust censors

September 15, 2013 iwishart 1

WARNING Why Parents Shouldn’t Trust Censorship Standards in NZ (that includes so-called broadcasting / advertising standards)   BY BOB MCCOSKRIE, Family First NZ SPECIAL SUNDAY EDITION: Do you remember when we alerted you to a […]

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‘Murderer’ becomes Facebook hero

September 15, 2013 iwishart 0

French jeweller  shoots robber, now a Facebook her0 dpa PARIS – A jeweler in the southern French city of Nice who has been charged with murder for killing a robber has become a hero on […]

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How the US sees the America’s Cup

September 15, 2013 iwishart 0

An American perspective on Team NZ By Julia Prodis Sulek San Jose Mercury News   SAN FRANCISCO – In the wildest race and most harrowing moment of the 34th America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand […]