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Northland Byelection - Dave Wolland Cartoons March 5th-26th

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:41:54 +1300 | Dave Wolland

Nationals's candidate seems to be struggling to find his own voice as he attends a very public crash course in media training with media master Steven Joyce in Northland's By Election. Steven Joyce played a very influential role in National's astonishing ...More >>

International Fashion Personality to judge at Edible!

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:25:32 +1300 | Hastings PAK'nSAVE Edible Fashion Awards

The Hastings Pak’nSave Edible Fashion Awards is very pleased to announce that International fashion model, TV presenter and actor Colin Mathura-Jeffree will be judging at this years’ Edible Fashion Awards on the 13 June in Hastings. More >>

H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Rises for Jazz

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:11:10 +1300 | Reuben Bradley

Dark and mystical, the nightmarish stories of famed horror author H. P. Lovecraft have been brought to life through Tui Award-winning drummer/composer Reuben Bradley’s latest jazz album Cthulhu Rising , released on tour this June. More >>

Oily Rag: Creepy critters and soapy issues

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:41:45 +1300 | Frank and Muriel Newman

Temperatures are on the way down and our daylight hours are about to get one hour shorter. This has created an unusual problem for Paul from Northland who has this question: "The colder weather is bringing uninvited guests into the house - ...More >>

Sky Tower lights up to support Blackcaps

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:30:53 +1300 | SKYCITY

Auckland’s Sky Tower will join the #backtheblackcaps crusade and glow the official colours of the BLACKCAPS as the team prepares for the final showdown against Australia in Melbourne.More >>

Smiting the Brats: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear and the BBC

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:22:01 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

It has been said for some time that the BBC, the darling doddering Beeb, has been having an image problem. The swarm of sexual allegations triggered by the Jimmy Savile scandal continues to shudder the broadcaster. More >>

Northland Candidate's Foreign Policy to Boycott the USA

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:23:21 +1300 | Adam Holland

In recent decades, criminal elements of The United States of America have been breaching international law by committing war crimes, imposing absurd trade sanctions on dozens of countries for no apparent reasons, without reasonable excuse and have even been ...More >>

Bangkok's Firing Squad, Lime Trees & "Underboobs"

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:02:49 +1300 | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The angry, frustrated, talkative general who seized Thailand in a military coup last May, said on Monday (March 23) if he had "complete power" he would have "a firing squad" execute people, but now he suffers insomnia because ...More >>

Pratt & Smith - The last men hanged for sodomy

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:59:24 +1300 | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

The last Saturday of August 1835 was a beautiful hot day. James Pratt (30) left his wife and two young daughters in Deptford, searching for work - promising to return by 6pm. He was a labourer and needed a better job.More >>

Singing burger boxes a world first for NZ

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:31:16 +1300 | McDonalds

Singing burger boxes a world first for NZ Big Mac fans get a song with that as part of global imlovinit24 initiative More >>

The Russian Military Asked Me to Publish Its Propaganda

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:59:05 +1300 | David Swanson

On Friday, March 20th, I spoke at the University of the District of Columbia Law School in Washington, D.C., as part of a series of teach-ins about peace organized by SpringRising.org. While there, a young man in a suit with a Russian accent approached ...More >>

Injunction: Kennedy, Bell v Boyle, St Bede's College

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:33:07 +1300 | New Zealand High Court

KENNEDY AND ANOR v BOYLE AND ANOR [2015] NZHC 530 [23 March 2015] IN THE HIGH COURT OF NEW ZEALAND CHRISTCHURCH REGISTRY CIV 2015-409-000145 More >>

Fight Week Press Conference

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:31:59 +1300 | Sky Arena

Fight night is only three days away, tensions are mounting as the SUPER 8 title challengers and Last Man Standing contenders, gather to face the public now the hard work has been done.More >>

Chicago Police's Secret CIA-Style Detention Center

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:11:05 +1300 | Global Research

CHICAGO, IL — The Guardian has reported that Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “ black sites .” From violations of due process to torture, the revelations raise serious concerns about the deteriorating ...More >>

Warning from Israelis: Do not visit or immigrate to Israel

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:02:11 +1300 | Redress Information

Can Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu be believed? He urges Jews around the world to immigrate to Israel (known as “making aliya “) where, he says, they will be safe forever, while simultaneously warning the world of a nuclear threat ...More >>

"IS" as a Western Phenomenon? Reimagining the IS Debate

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:53:44 +1300 | Ramzy Baroud

No matter how one attempts to wrangle with the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) rise in Iraq and Syria, desperately seeking any political or other context that would validate the movement as an explainable historical circumstance, things refuse to ...More >>

NASA balloon launch update for Sun 22 and Mon 23 March

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:49:25 +1300 | NASA

Please be advised that NASA is NO GO for launch on Sunday 22 March, due to the predicted launch conditions in the morning. The team will be looking closely at the forecast for Monday 23 March (Otago Anniversary Day). All indications at this time are that ...More >>

New inquirer appointed for Bain case

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:04:35 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A senior retired Australian judge has been appointed to head up the inquiry into David Bain’s compensation claim, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today. More >>

New X Factor NZ Judges Bassingthwaighte and Woolright

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:06:25 +1300 | Mediaworks

Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Shelton Woolright have been announced as the new The X Factor NZ judges joining Mel Blatt and Stan Walker at the desk. More >>

Natalia Kills statement

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:04:56 +1300 | Natalia Kills

A lot goes on behind-the-scenes of a reality show and what you see isn’t always the whole story. The show bought me on to bring my passion, dramatic expression and perspective. I was encouraged to be outspoken and things got out of hand. Joe, I ...More >>

 

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