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LINE ONE: Mar 05

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CHRIS CARTER A state-sponsored frontal lobotomy How do you finally discover that you have crossed the threshold as it were and become, irrevocably, a grizzly old bastard? Could some of the signs, for instance, be […]

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DOUBLE SPEAK: Mar 05

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IAN WISHART Killing us softly with their song Cellphones kill 17 in road crashes”, screamed the newspaper headline, or something like it. I almost choked on the latte (come on, I live in Auckland). Seventeen […]

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Break Point

BREAK POINT: Mar 05

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ANN COULTER The problem of fruitbat university lecturers… University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill has written that “unquestionably, America has earned” the attack of 9/11. He calls the attack itself a result of “gallant sacrifices […]

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DVDs: Mar 05

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ALISTAIR COOKE’S AMERICA PG, 663 Minutes We have had the book of Alistair Cooke’s America sitting in our living room shelf for as long as I can remember. Its dust jacket is faded and torn […]

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Book Reviews

BOOKS: Mar 05

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RICHARD PEARSE DIDN’T FLY A new Wright Brothers biography tackles Pearse, as Michael Morrissey discovers in this crop of the latest literature offerings THE PENGUIN NATURAL WORLD OF NEW ZEALAND By Gerard Hutching, Penguin, $39.95 […]

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TRAVEL: Mar 05

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CAMBODIA’S RENAISSANCE In Cambodia, the grandest temple of all returns from the ruins, as a nation turns its back on the troubles of the past, reports Alan Solomon SIEM REAP, Cambodia – The first approach, […]

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MONEY: Mar 05

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THE GREAT EXPERIMENT Can a market keep growing? Peter Hensley reckons commentators aren’t factoring in the looming retirement of the baby-boomers The past five years has witnessed the US authorities conduct a huge economic experiment. […]

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March 05

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ZULU KILO DOWN The mystery of Joe Lourie’s last flight They make the news but fade away. Topdressing aircraft that crash in remote countryside. But behind every crash is a story, and behind the crash […]

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March 05

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DOWNFOR THE COUNT The heavyweight courtroom title fight of the world As a journalist, one’s job is to remain impartial. But MARIA SLADE admits she’s never struggled so hard to retain her objectivity as she […]

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TOUGH QUESTIONS: Mar 05

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IAN WISHART A Viennese waltz on whether you can believe the Bible Hans (“Vox Populi”, p16) takes me to task over my suggestion that the Old Testament has not been found to contain any errors. […]

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Australian edition

The Boy Racer Problem: March 05

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OUT OF CONTROL Horrific road smashes involving young drivers are increasingly dominating news coverage on both sides of the Tasman. In New Zealand, we’ve introduced ‘boy racer’ laws and extensive restrictions on young drivers, prompting […]

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Howard’s Way, Out: March 05 issue

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HOWARD’S NEMESIS With John Howard facing plummeting poll ratings and a must-win election campaign, there’s growing speculation about who will replace him. Falling government debt, deregulated workplaces, and a reformed tax system are the hallmarks […]