The dilemma of ‘Kiwi Jihadi’ Mark Taylor

An Analysis by Peter Wilson Wellington, March 9, 2019 The government has to deal with the possible return of New Zealand’s first “Kiwi Jihadi” and the serious implications of the census that went wrong. The government would clearly prefer Mark Taylor to lose himself somewhere in the world other than New Zealand. There’s no precedent for the “Kiwi Jihadi” situation…

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Former Uber driver to be deported for indecent assault

Former Uber driver to be deported for indecent assault

Gill Bonnett Auckland, March 9, 2019 A real estate agent who indecently assaulted a boy while working as an Uber driver has lost his battle against deportation to India. The 14-year-old victim’s mother told the Immigration and Protection Tribunal that her son now suffers long-term trauma and mental health problems and that he takes anti-psychotic medication, sleeping pills and antidepressants.…

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Vegetarians on the rise strengthen immunity

Vegetarians on the rise strengthen immunity

Yasmine Probst and Joel Craddock New South Wales, Australia, March 9, 2019 The number of people in Australia who follow vegetarian or plant-based diets is growing rapidly. People might choose to be vegetarian for ethical, cultural or health-related reasons. While not all vegetarians are necessarily following a healthy diet, research shows vegetarianism can have many benefits for health. One that we are learning more…

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Public servants remain tight-lipped over their political masters

Public servants reman tight-lipped over their political masters

But there are times when the word gets out Peter Dunne Wellington, March 8, 2019 The Wellington public service bureaucracy still maintains an aura of political neutrality about its operations. Public servants are, as tradition expects, generally loyal to their Ministers and the government of the day, and do not seek to cause them any embarrassment, if that can be…

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