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New Zealand

Mark Lundy to walk as he wins retrial

October 7, 2013 iwishart 0

Convicted double killer Mark Lundy is expected to walk free on bail after winning a retrial at the Privy Council in London. 54 year old Lundy is serving life with a 20 year minimum non-parole […]

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New Zealand

NZ Salmon not as natural as you think?

October 7, 2013 iwishart 0

A Consumer New Zealand investigation shows farmed salmon, which is sold as fresh and smoked products in supermarkets, bears little resemblance to some of the “natural” claims made about its production. King Salmon, which produces […]

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New Zealand

NZ needs to learn from botulism scare

October 7, 2013 iwishart 0

  The New Zealand China Trade Association (NZCTA) is urging industry and Government to work together to learn serious lessons from the Fonterra botulism scare.  Official reviews have yet to be published, but the NZCTA […]

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New Zealand

Backing for compulsory lifejacket push

October 7, 2013 iwishart 0

The move to make lifejackets compulsory for young people, the subject of a private member’s bill from National MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, is similar to legislation already enacted in the  United States, US Coast Guard […]

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New Zealand

US attacks Somalian terror targets

October 6, 2013 iwishart 0

U.S. targets al-Qaida, Shabab leaders in Libya, Somalia By David S. Cloud Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON _ U.S. forces conducted raids in Somalia and Libya on Saturday targeting suspected militant leaders, including one tied […]

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New Zealand

Big investment growth in Asia-Pacific region

October 6, 2013 iwishart 0

China, Indonesia, US ranked as top investment destinations BALI, Indonesia, Oct. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Forty two percent of chief executive officers (CEOs) in Asia Pacific are ‘very confident’ of revenue growth over the […]

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Alleged killer of three Australian soldiers extradited

October 6, 2013 iwishart 0

bc-australia-afghanistan-attacker-arrest International Security Canberra, Australia Australia hails extradition of green-on-blue attacker CANBERRA, Australia,  Oct. 4 (UPI) — Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence security service has extradited to Afghanistan a former Afghan army sergeant accused of murdering three […]

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New Zealand

Shutdown obscures real financial problems

October 6, 2013 iwishart 0

Outside View: Getting out of the budget and debt morass COLLEGE PARK, Md.,  Oct. 4 (UPI) — The U.S. government shutdown is proving less draconian than presidential warnings but failing to raise the debt ceiling […]

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New Zealand

Amy Brooke: What has happened to us?

October 6, 2013 iwishart 0

What has happened to us? Our successive National and Labour governments, typically and condescendingly ignoring the country’s wishes, as expressed in a series of referenda, are largely to blame, and they  must answer. The case […]

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New Zealand

Tertiary plans unveiled – public comment sought

October 2, 2013 iwishart 0

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the Draft Tertiary Education Strategy (2014-2019) that seeks to improve the way tertiary education supports achievement, industry, innovation, and economic growth.   The Ministry of […]

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New Zealand

Compulsory acquistion of Christchurch homes begins

October 2, 2013 iwishart 0

First compulsory acquisitions in Christchurch CBD The Crown is using its post-earthquake powers of compulsory acquisition for the first time to ensure the crucial rebuild of central Christchurch is not held up, says Canterbury Earthquake […]

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US TV to broadcast New Zealand rugby match

October 2, 2013 iwishart 0

USA rugby gets TV time on new sports network By Diane Pucin Los Angeles Times McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Oct. 01–For those clamoring for more rugby on television, your wish has been granted. USA Rugby has […]

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World

Why the US shutdown means something

October 2, 2013 iwishart 0

CH-EDITORIAL-Why-the-shutdown-means-something-1001-20131001 EDITORIAL: Why the shutdown means something The Charlotte Observer McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Oct. 01–Big deal, right? The first day of the federal government shutdown came and went Tuesday, and most of us couldn’t tell […]

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Entertainment

Lorde is the anti-Miley Cyrus

October 1, 2013 iwishart 0

Why Lorde is the anti-Miley Cyrus By Glenn Gamboa Newsday (MCT) NEW YORK _ Oh, Lorde! In an age where every twerk seems calculated and every hit single seems to be the product of a […]

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New Zealand

Tertiary graduates have half the unemployment rate

October 1, 2013 iwishart 0

The New Zealand tertiary education system delivered more graduates and qualifications than ever before in 2012, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says. Profile & Trends 2012, released today by the Ministry of […]

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New Zealand

Science: most compact galaxy ever found

October 1, 2013 iwishart 0

Ultra-compact dwarf galaxy discovered   The most crowded galaxy in the known Universe has been discovered by an international team of astronomers, including researchers from Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing. The […]

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New Zealand

Baby-boomer economic dominance to continue

October 1, 2013 iwishart 0

Older people’s economic contribution increasing Projections on the economic contribution our ageing population will make over the next four decades show older people will have a more positive impact than previously thought, Senior Citizens Minister […]

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New Zealand

The Uncensored Letter

October 1, 2013 iwishart 0

The WellFest health expo will take place in Auckland on  October 5-6 from 10 am to 5 pm. Entry is $10 for adults and children under 12 years are free. The venue for the event is […]

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New Zealand

From linen cupboard to global storefronts

October 1, 2013 iwishart 0

It began in a Palmerston North linen cupboard – the place where Lynn Kirkland stored her handmade herbal remedies until they were next needed to help an ailing child, sick neighbour or wounded animal. Today […]