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Feature articles

Lawyers, Goons & Money

March 21, 2012 iwishart 0

LAWYERS, GOONS & MONEY A TALE OF THE CIA, COP-KILLERS, A BEAUTIFUL (DEAD) WANNABE ACTRESS, & WANGANUI’S MILLIONAIRE MURDERER You wouldn’t read about it, except perhaps in the book or movie that someone will inevitably […]

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New Zealand

Nick Smith resigns all portfolios

March 21, 2012 iwishart 0

Former ACC minister Nick Smith has resigned all his cabinet posts over the ACC scandal. Smith says he failed to properly deal with his conflict of interest. Smith had lobbied his own department to act […]

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New Zealand

Christian culture under attack in UK

March 20, 2012 iwishart 0

OPINION Barbarians well inside the gates now By Hal G.P. Colebatch In 313 the Edict of Milan granted general freedom of religion and made Christianity tolerated throughout the Roman Empire. Christianity henceforth grained ground over […]

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Feature articles

Global governance on climate agenda

March 19, 2012 iwishart 0

Global Governance on climate agenda MISSION INCREDIBLE Clark tasked to pave the way for World Government Media commentators missed the big story in Helen Clark’s appointment to the United Nations Development Programme. As bestselling “Air […]

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Book Reviews

Book review – Goddess Unmasked

March 19, 2012 iwishart 1

Book Review Goddess Unmasked: The Rise of Neopagan Feminist Spirituality, By Philip G. Davis (Spence Publishing Company, Dallas, USA) Review by Hal Colebatch In this book Professor Philip G. Davis, a Canadian academic, proves with […]

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New Zealand

Investment – floating rates

March 19, 2012 iwishart 0

Floating rates An investment option with a difference catches Ian Wishart’s eye There are investments you can admire on paper, like bank balances or share portfolios – in the latter’s case sometimes something you can […]

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Climate Change

Climate change: carbon war erupts in Europe

March 19, 2012 iwishart 0

OPINION Carbon War erupts in Europe By Viv Forbes Chairman, The Carbon Sense Coalition Australia should put its carbon tax plans on indefinite hold because of the growing doubts in Europe about carbon taxes and […]

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Health

Tebonin: the new ‘smart’-drug?

March 19, 2012 iwishart 0

The battle to employ more natural ingredients – rather than synthetic chemicals – in the fight against disease and aging has taken a new twist with the latest research on a particular Ginkgo biloba extract. […]

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Health

Health: exploring the placebo effect

March 18, 2012 iwishart 0

Just a spoonful of sugar Claire Morrow wonders why placebos sometimes work better than nothing Penicillin paediatric syrup is, to my mind, one of the most therapeutic possible smells. The white one, not the orange […]

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New Zealand

Britain witnessing total collapse of the family

March 17, 2012 iwishart 0

BARBARIANS AT THE GATES Britain’s war on families and its results Investigate Feb 2009 When commentators question the wisdom of liberal social attitudes, many in the media call them ‘dinosaurs’, and ‘trapped in the past’. […]

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New Zealand

BOOK REVIEWS with Michael Morrissey

March 16, 2012 iwishart 0

BOOK REVIEWS BY MICHAEL MORRISSEY FREEDOM by Joseph Franzen, Fourth Estate, $39 It’s official – almost. Freedom is a great novel. The New York Times has so proclaimed it, throwing in the term “masterpiece” for […]

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New Zealand

Review: HTC Sensation smartphone

March 16, 2012 iwishart 0

Mobile security Investigate Nov 2011 Finally found the ultimate smartphone. This magazine was an early adopter of smartphones. Picking up a Palm Treo 650 back in 2004 running on Vodafone’s GSM network, our eyes were […]