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Reference materials Dumbleton-Powles Report (New Zealand)
12 matching items found between Jan 2000 and Dec 2004. Furthermore, there are 62 matching items for all time not shown.
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Apr 9, 2003
Cruise backs anti-drug Scientologists — New Zealand Herald
Type: Press
Source: New Zealand Herald
Hollywood film star Tom Cruise has donated $1500 to an Auckland youth drug programme sponsored by the Church of Scientology. Cruise sent the cheque and a letter after hearing about the work of the Drug-Free Ambassadors group, which encourages young people to adopt a drug-free lifestyle. Mo McLeary, manager for the group, which has been running for three years, said it was thrilled with the donation. Mr McLeary had written to the actor hoping it might receive a photo for publicity ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 1, 2003
The art of Scientology — The Dominion Post
Jan 19, 2003
Why our children are taking 'kiddy-speed' — Sunday Star-Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Henderson
Source: Sunday Star-Times
Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise and other critics say the use of the child-calming drug Ritalin is dangerously out of hand. But desperate parents are hailing the medication. Mark Henderson reports. The true cost of fare play CAMERON POU was eight when he first tried to take his life. His horrified mum Linda found him just in time. A few weeks later, the angry youngster tried again. We met Cameron six years ago in a Sunday Star-Times article on behaviour disorders among ...
Item contributed by: Anonymous
Dec 27, 2002
Scientology gets tax-exempt status — New Zealand Herald
Type: Press
Source: New Zealand Herald
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 19, 2002
How Europeans fight xenophobia in cyberspace — New Zealand Herald
Sep 11, 2002
West Coast venture in patents row — New Zealand Herald
Type: Press
Source: New Zealand Herald
Lawyers acting for a Sydney plastics manufacturer have invoked its worldwide patents in an attempt to stop a proposed Hokitika plastics venture. A fraud investigation is being called for after claims by Armacel that the Hokitika initiative is planning to use technology it does not own. The claim has been referred to the Serious Fraud Office. Two of the key figures in the Hokitika project, Ian Pitts and Tim Redmond, both of Sydney, worked for Armacel managing director and the patent-registered ...
Aug 3, 2002
Scientology connection — The Press
Type: Press
Source: The Press
Key players in the controversial Hokitika plastics factory proposal are devotees of the Church of Scientology. Wayne Byrne, of Sydney, and Soren Kierkegaard, of Tauranga, are the two principals of FT Manufacturing (Westland) Ltd, which has received a $500,000 loan from the Westland District Council, along with a council commitment to build the factory for a further $2.2 million. Several others involved in the Hokitika project are believed to have links with the American-based church, which is centred on a controversial ...
Item contributed by: Anonymous
Jul 5, 2002
Face/Off — Critic (University of Otago)
Type: Interview
Source: Critic (University of Otago)
Critic: Are you guys a cult? Mike Ferris, Public Relations Spokesperson, Church of Scientology of NZ: Depends on what you mean by a cult. Every religion in its forming stage was considered to be a cult, pretty much. Critic: You guys aren't in your forming stages though, you've been around for fifty years. You claim to be the only major religion that's emerged out of the twentieth century. So, are you a cult? Ferris: Not in the derogatory sense, no, we ...
Item contributed by: Anonymous
Dec 12, 2000
Taking a big gamble going online — New Zealand Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Sinclair
Source: New Zealand Herald
When Allan McConnell decided to go online, the 68-year-old Ngaruawahia pensioner had no idea he was, quite literally, taking a gamble. Retiring after a lifetime on the land, and encouraged by his net-savvy sons Nicholas, 23, and David, 21, he and his wife Julia took a computer course at Ngaruawahia High School. Suddenly, he was at the "bleeding-edge." And just a few weeks later, the blood began to flow ... NeoPets is an enchanting website - a community of virtual pet ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 14, 2000
Kiwi sect woman arrested in Northern Ireland — New Zealand Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Catherine Field
Source: New Zealand Herald
PARIS - France has filed for the extradition of a New Zealand woman at the centre of a former religious sect which triggered nationwide controversy for alleged brainwashing of its members and violent abuse of their children. Delwin Johns-Schmidt, aged 34, was arrested in Belfast at the request of French prosecutors who filed an arrest warrant with Interpol, accusing her of kidnapping and illegally detaining her 10-year-old daughter, Victoria. The child, who was one of the sect's victims, was placed with ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 13, 2000
Murder after 51 days on parole — Sunday Star-Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Fleur Revell, Kim Purdy
Source: Sunday Star-Times
TAFFY Hotene was ordered to live in an Auckland city drugs and alcohol rehabilitation house for two years as part of his parole conditions. He ran away within two weeks, apparently with the knowledge of the Corrections Department. Five weeks later he murdered Kylie Jones. The Sunday Star-Times has obtained documents on Hotene including his parole conditions. The Corrections Department refuses to comment on its role in the saga, citing Hotene's privacy and his pending sentencing. However, his parole papers show ...
Item contributed by: Anonymous
Jan 15, 2000
Bowfinger — New Zealand Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Russell Baillie
Source: New Zealand Herald
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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