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Rural 4G opens up in New Zealand

May 30, 2014 iwishart 1

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says 4G mobile technology is a step closer following the Commerce Commerce’s decision to grant Telecom clearance to acquire 2×20 MHz in the 700 MHz band. “Network operators […]

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New Zealand

Get rich quick scheme leaves promoters broke

May 30, 2014 iwishart 0

The Commerce Commission is urging people to be wary of get rich quick schemes after three businessmen were convicted and ordered to pay $140,000 in the Auckland District Court for promoting the Fastrack90 pyramid scheme, […]

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New Zealand

Eve’s Bite by Ian Wishart

May 29, 2014 iwishart 1

PROLOGUE: The call came some time just after 2am. I’d been late to bed after finishing my national talk radio slot the previous evening, then killing a couple of hours on last minute deadline prep […]

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World

Palestinian Christians told to stay put

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

Rai tells Christian Palestinians to hold on to their lands The Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon May 28–BEIRUT/TEL AVIV — Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai called on Christians Tuesday to hold on to their land, urging Palestinians […]

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World

Methodists in electrocution shocker

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

Methodist clergy plan protest of Tennessee’s use of electric chair By Katherine Fretland The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. May 27–A group of Methodist clergy plan to demonstrate against the death penalty Tuesday in Nashville. The […]

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World

Relic of Crusades found in Jerusalem

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

Crusader-era monastic seal unearthed in Jerusalem   JERUSALEM, May 27 (Xinhua) — A rare Crusader-era seal stamped by the Monastery of St. Sabas, an important leader of Christian monastic movement, has been excavated in Jerusalem, […]

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Jordanian king pledges to protect Dome of the Rock

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

King attends Israa wal Miraj celebration Jordan Times, Amman McClatchy-Tribune Information Services May 27–AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday attended a ceremony marking the anniversary of Al Israa wal Miraj, Prophet Mohammad’s nocturnal […]

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Snake gets pastor, tries son too

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

Months after snake-handling preacher’s death, his son recovering from snakebite By Bill Estep Lexington Herald-Leader May 28–Snake-handling preacher Cody Coots got scared when the 6-foot long rattler bit his right hand early Monday.  Just three […]

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Faith on the air gets results

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

Faith on the air By Mary Kunz Goldman The Buffalo News, N.Y. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services May 26–They are just two little words, three letters each. But the billboards that say “Try God” get noticed. They […]

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New Zealand

Judith Collins – hung out to dry?

May 24, 2014 iwishart 0

HUNG OUT TO DRY Is National Throwing Its Own Under The Bus? The Oravida troubles that have embroiled National’s Justice Minister Judith Collins may have been deliberately leaked from within her own party. That’s the […]

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The politics of separation

May 23, 2014 iwishart 0

THE POLITICS OF SEPARATION How a pakeha from the wrong side of the tracks embarked on a journey for Waitangi compensation He was white trash in a brown working class neighbourhood, but never saw colour […]

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New Zealand

The selling of New Zealand – feature article

May 23, 2014 iwishart 0

THE $ELLING OF NZ [Jun/Jul 2014 issue] How the National Government is directly responsible for higher interest rates Finance minister Bill English regularly lectures New Zealanders on their spending on real estate and says we […]

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Is China buying Western political parties?

May 23, 2014 iwishart 0

EDITORIAL  Lie back and think of England…  A couple of years back, Investigate obtained a confidential intelligence briefing given to Australian authorities on the threat posed by Chinese organised crime infiltrating Australia, New Zealand and […]

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The insidious propaganda packed into slogans

May 22, 2014 iwishart 0

Unexamined Cargo By Paul McGoverne “Stay the course,” “Change,” “One Man’s Terrorist is another Man’s Freedom Fighter,” “Winning the Future,”“Mercy Killing.” Slogans and clichés can sound so innocent, so innocuous, and even honourable; but what […]

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World

Ukraine in turmoil

May 6, 2014 iwishart 0

Ukraine troops ambushed by pro-Russia gunmen in eastern town; 14 die By Sergei L. Loiko Los Angeles Times (MCT) SLOVYANSK, Ukraine _ At least 14 people were killed and scores were wounded as government forces […]

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New Zealand

Joyce and Parker duel over Kiwisaver

May 6, 2014 iwishart 0

Parker must now produce the numbers on KiwiSaver jack-up A week on and still no word from Labour’s David Parker on how his self-proclaimed “big tool” will actually work, Associate Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. […]

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Health

Virus spreads

May 6, 2014 iwishart 0

MERS patient is isolated in Indiana hospital By Juan Perez Jr. and Andy Grimm Chicago Tribune (MCT) The man US authorities cite as the nation’s first confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome and dozens […]

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