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Take 5: Kids’ science quotes

October 15, 2017 0

Kids’ Science Quotes   The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays, exams, and classroom discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders. They illustrate Mark Twain’s contention that the ‘most interesting […]


Destroying Winston Peters: who benefits?

New Zealand
August 29, 2017 0

By Ian Wishart The scandal surrounding who leaked information about the overpaid pension of NZ First leader Winston Peters raises some fascinating questions. In recent weeks we’ve seen the Green Party implode and its voters […]

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Culture of glamorizing death behind suicide rise?

New Zealand
August 29, 2017 1

Several years ago, against the advice of many, restrictions on discussing suicide in the news media were lifted. Change advocates, with the best of intentions, argued that our suicide problem had to be brought into […]


Winston Peters on the Treaty of Waitangi: 2002

New Zealand
June 16, 2017 0
In April 2002, Investigate’s HAMISH CARNACHAN interviewed NZ First Leader Winston Peters. As a revised version of the Winston biography launches next week, it is timely to revisit that story: If you were to describe [...]
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In Brief: Friday 16 June 2017

June 16, 2017 0
From Investigate’s Facebook headlines this week: IT’S A MIRACLE! – leading atheist wants Bible In Schools to be expanded, calls religious education “crucial” IT’S UNSPEAKABLE – Katie Hopkins is savage over Grenfell tragedy GREEN TECH [...]
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NZ’s dirtiest political secret: the bloodless coup of 1986

June 14, 2017 0

FOR QUEEN OR COUNTRY?                          INVESTIGATE: APRIL 00 June 2017: Seventeen  years ago a little-known conference of constitutional experts revealed New Zealand’s dirtiest political secret: that in 1986 the NZ Parliament seized control of the country […]

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The transgender debate: do women have rights to privacy?

April 5, 2017 1

The recent controversies over transgender bathrooms in the USA and transgender kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard winning a women’s tournament in Australia after a long career as a biological male weightlifter have highlighted the thorny issues […]

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Goodnight Malaysian…

July 28, 2014 0

“GOODNIGHT, MALAYSIAN…” LAST MOMENTS OF AN AIRLINE?   Losing one aircraft was bad enough, but now, as a new book about the missing Malaysian 370 flight is published, the besieged airline is dealing with the […]