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New Zealand

Bones discovered in Coromandel bush

January 31, 2015 iwishart 0

Police are investigating what could be the discovery of a woman’s skeleton in bush north of Coromandel township. At the moment they’re playing down speculation the find could be related to the disappearance and murder […]

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New Zealand

It’s official – there could be snakes in NZ

September 29, 2014 iwishart 0

COPPERHEAD ROAD   SNAKE SEARCH OFFICIAL REPORT Last issue Investigate broke the story that New Zealand has an undetected colony of venomous Australian Copperhead snakes in the remote wilderness of abandoned South Island gold mines. […]

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New Zealand

Editorial – Oct/Nov 2014 Investigate

September 29, 2014 iwishart 2

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT   Who would have thought, when serial ambusher Nicky Hager dumped his Dirty Politics book into the middle of an election campaign, what the results would be. Sure, Nicky and his […]

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New Zealand

Compulsory Buddhism in schools

September 29, 2014 iwishart 0

MIND CONTROL How a religious cult has gained government approval to groom your kids   A meditation technique linked to an occult group that believes planetary meditation can usher in the return of Lucifer to […]

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New Zealand

The smacking debate

September 29, 2014 iwishart 0

Is smacking child abuse? By Leonard Pitts Jr. My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids. Or so many of Adrian […]

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New Zealand

ISIS – air strikes won’t do it

September 29, 2014 iwishart 0

Air campaign against ISIS won’t work By Arnaud de Borchgrave       One of the most absurd and half-baked geopolitical decisions in recent memory, based on totally erroneous intelligence, has come back to bite […]

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New Zealand

Why Auckland’s draft unitary plan is daft

September 25, 2014 iwishart 0

SUBMISSION ON DRAFT UNITARY PLAN – By Peter Verschaffelt. Before making what will unfortunately be a highly critical evaluation of the inappropriately called Unitary Plan for Auckland I think it important that I outline my […]

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New Zealand

NSA spies on Kiwis – journalist

September 17, 2014 iwishart 0

Investigative journalist and author Ian Wishart says Prime Minister John Key can’t ‘rule out’ that America’s NSA is conducting mass surveillance on New Zealanders, because they are and if the Prime Minister asked the right […]

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New Zealand

Kauri dieback not as widespread as feared

August 30, 2014 iwishart 0

Results show limited spread of kauri dieback Results of aerial and ground surveillance of the Coromandel Peninsula show that the presence of Phytophythora taxon Agathis (PTA), or kauri dieback disease is not widespread in the […]

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New Zealand

Britain on high alert over ISIS threat

August 30, 2014 iwishart 0

U.K. raises terror threat level to ‘severe’ USA Today (MCT) The United Kingdom raised its terror threat level to “severe” on Friday in response to events in Iraq and Syria. “What we’re facing in Iraq […]

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New Zealand

Hospital pays $190 million in damages

August 30, 2014 iwishart 0

BC-DOCTOR-PROBE:BZ Suspicious co-worker tipped Johns Hopkins in case of gynecologist who taped patients By Justin Fenton The Baltimore Sun (MCT) BALTIMORE_Newly suspicious of the pen hanging on a lanyard Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. […]

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New Zealand

NZ reacts to Russian troop movements

August 30, 2014 iwishart 0

NZ disturbed by reports of Russian Troop Movements Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is deeply disturbed at today’s reports indicating the involvement of Russian troops in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “If these […]

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New Zealand

ISIS in Syria: where to from here?

August 29, 2014 iwishart 0

Analysts: U.S. needs ‘local ally’ against Islamic State USA Today (MCT) As President Obama considers airstrikes in Syria and calls for an international coalition to fight the Islamic State, analysts say no country in the […]

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New Zealand

The Flying Droner Service

August 29, 2014 iwishart 0

GoogleX takes to the skies with secret drone project USA Today (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO — The drone wars have officially begun. Once the exclusive domain of DIYers passionate about buzzing parks and neighbors, tech titans […]

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New Zealand

Actor Robin Williams found dead

August 12, 2014 iwishart 0

US actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead in a suspected suicide at his home. Marin County law enforcement confirmed the death this morning, saying 63 year old Williams was “unresponsive” when police […]

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New Zealand

Transmission Gully greenlighted

July 29, 2014 iwishart 0

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says confirmation work will get underway this year on the 27 kilometre Transmission Gully motorway is great news for all Wellingtonians. “Today’s signing of a contract between the NZ Transport Agency […]

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New Zealand

New Winston Peters book highly entertaining

July 29, 2014 iwishart 1

The new unauthorised biography of NZ First leader Winston Peters “is one of the most highly entertaining political books you’ll read,” claims author Ian Wishart. Called “Winston: The Story Of A Political Phenomenon”, the 344 […]

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Feature articles

Goodnight Malaysian…

July 28, 2014 iwishart 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 […]

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Climate Change

Climate of fear

July 28, 2014 iwishart 0

CLIMATE OF FEAR By Ian Wishart It’s been a winter of fools in the public debate about climate change in New Zealand. The public trough-snorters at NIWA and other bastions of climate ‘research’ who rely […]