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Joyce: Answer the questions, David Cunliffe

January 30, 2014 iwishart 0

David Cunliffe needs to answer seven crucial questions at his photo-opportunity today if he is to start the year with any credibility at all with New Zealanders, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.   How […]

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Holiday Homes – the tip of the iceberg

January 28, 2014 iwishart 0

By Michael Baines Like all issues, the debate over creating some controls on the commercial operation ofbaches by local authorities is the tip of the iceberg. It is a case of seeing the symptom as […]

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Thinking beyond the headlines

January 26, 2014 iwishart 0

THINK BEYOND THE HEADLINES It would be fascinating to know just what role mental health medication played in the family murder suicide tragedy that unfolded in Dunedin recently. There was one brief mention in the […]

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Dead Mayor Walking

January 26, 2014 iwishart 1

DEAD MAYOR WALKING AUCKLAND’S LEN BROWN AND THE WOMAN WHO’S BRINGING HIM DOWN (It’s not who you think) Auckland mayor Len Brown is the man many dignitaries are probably wondering whether they should shake hands […]

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The Chef: Right Said Fred

January 26, 2014 iwishart 0

RIGHT, SAID FRED Eat like a Flintstone WORDS BY MATTHEW WISHART You are tracking a wild boar through the bush. Clasping your stone-tipped spear with one hand and a crude rock in the other, you […]

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True Blue: The Rise and Rise of Colin Craig

January 25, 2014 iwishart 2

TRUE BLUE Can Colin Craig help keep the Nats honest? Numerous polls are suggesting Colin Craig’s Conservative Party may the third party National desperately needs to continue governing at this year’s election. What does Craig […]

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What’s up DoC?

January 25, 2014 iwishart 39

WHAT’S UP, DoC? [full story leads the Feb/Mar 2014 print edition of Investigate in stores now] What if NZ’s entire conservation policy has been based on a massive mistake… For decades, New Zealand children have […]

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Around the web with Ian Wishart

January 25, 2014 iwishart 0

In this week’s notables: GHOST SHIP PACKED WITH CANNIBAL RATS The NSA can find out what you had for lunch Tuesday a week ago, but apparently they’ve been unable to find a 300ft long cruise […]

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Viv Forbes’ Climate Change Digest

January 24, 2014 iwishart 0

What determines surface temperature at any spot on earth? Apart from a tad of geothermal heat and a wisp of heat from nuclear power generators, every bit of surface energy (including coal and biomass) comes […]

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Valentina – the story of a Russian bride

January 14, 2014 iwishart 0

VALENTINA’S STORY STRANGLED ON AN AUCKLAND DOORSTEP, IGNORED BY POLICE March 2011 issue Valentina was a Russian bride, far from home. A child of the Cold War, born while wartime dictator Josef Stalin was still […]

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Turkeys vote for early Christmas

January 3, 2014 iwishart 0

TURKEYS VOTE IN FAVOUR OF EARLY CHRISTMAS Twelve years ago, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, commentator Mark Steyn coined the phrase “sleepwalking to national suicide” in relation to the West’s approach to its […]