Big cats loose in NZ, the Goodnight Malaysian 370 book, the Mallard Moa hunt and more

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In tonight’s show:

THINGS THAT GO DARK IN THE NIGHT – The Vanishing of 370

We talk to aviation expert EWAN WILSON about the revelations in his new book Goodnight Malaysian 370 – the first book on the ghost airliner’s disappearance, and Wilson’s discovery that the disappearance was no accident.

THINGS THAT GO ‘RAARGH’ IN THE NIGHT: Are big cats loose in the South Island?

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For years, South Islanders have been hearing stories about stock going missing in the high country, of black panthers prowling the outskirts of Christchurch, of American mountain lions seen by experienced cougar hunters in Central Otago. Ian Wishart published a massive investigation of the big cats in New Zealand in Investigate magazine and you can read it here and another one here.

We talk to MIKE WILLIAMS, author of the book Australian Big Cats, which devotes a chapter to New Zealand’s panther mysteries.

Judge for yourselves – do these pictures, taken by hunters from 400 metres away, show a black panther making its way into scrub land at the foothills of the Southern Alps? It made the hair rise on the backs of their necks, particularly when you see the muscular haunches.

And for those who remain skeptical, explain this video shot by TV3’s Geoff Mackley and Bradley Ambrose during a South Island snowstorm. The paw prints, and distance between them, is about four or five times the size of a domestic moggy:

Then check out this report from 7News Australia a couple of years ago:

THINGS THAT GO QUACK IN THE NIGHT

Labour’s Trevor Mallard has been accused of having ‘daffy’ ideas about cloning extinct moa and bringing the species back to life. He talks to Mark Staufer and Ian Wishart about his idea, and we examine the case of blood found inside a T-Rex bone….and the science of ‘de-extinction’.

One online T-shirt retailer has even created a garment in honour of Trevor Mallard’s proposal:

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Plus much more. Join us from 10pm to midnight, on Radiolive frequencies nationwide in New Zealand or from anywhere via the listen now option on the station website.

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