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What really caused the Pike River tragedy? We uncover vital new evidence

20 THE CHESHIRE KEY He's threatened to quit if he loses, but that's an easy threat to make when you're as far ahead in the polls as John Key


The German con-artist and porn king Kim Schmitz takes over the Chrisco mansion in Auckland


Everything you need for the complete mobile office (see GADGETS)


28 OSAMA’S PACIFIC LAIR Matt Thompson’s there as gunships open fire on a Pacific island terror base

32 NIC CAGE: INTERVIEW Cage opens up on his politics and Oliver Stone’s 9/11 movie

HIS/contents 6  opinion

6  /BRIEFING From the Editor's desk 8  /COMMUNIQUES Your say 10  /EYES RIGHT Richard Prosser 12  /STEYNPOST Mark Steyn 14  /HOTZONE Climate nuttery


35  money

36  How to cut your tax bill, legally 38  The Bear – Peter Hensley's advice

39  action


40  /SPORT Rally of NZ – anatomy of a car crash 41  /SPORT World Cup buildup 42  /MARINE Eye of the Tiger 44  /DRIVE The hot new Italian in town

47  gadgets

48  The complete mobile office kit 49  Tech products to watch for in 2011 50  The Mall 52  Online with Chillisoft

55  mindfuel

56  /ONSCREEN Russell Crowe pushes the envelope 58  /BOOKCASE Michael Morrissey's summer picks 60  /NOTPC Amy Brooke blasts the bureaucrats 62  /THEQUESTION Matt Flannagan on the meaning of life


00  over in HERS 10  /MIRANDA DEVINE on Wikileaks 18  /SUNTANS ARE GOOD? FEATURE 28  /MUGGED FEATURE 64  /MUSIC with Chris Philpott


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Q: There’s a scene where you’re recognized standing in a queue at the DMV [Department of Motor Vehicles] and you’re not very pleasant to the person who recognizes you. Can you relate to that? HISMAGAZINE.TV 15

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HIS action /SPORT 64 All Blacks’ Build-up

They've cruised to victory so far, but can the AB’s hold their edge?

/MARINE 66 Eye Of The Tiger

A shark’s eye has an eerie ability to pin you from any angle, but diving an 18th century brigantine in the corals off North Australia is perhaps the last place you want to catch a tiger shark’s orb just as you drift around a corner in the current...

/DRIVE 70 Alfa’s New Brera See below, without the tree

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There is a sense of mystery – a ‘Master and Commander’ aura, even – to the idea of diving ancient Spanish, Portuguese and British shipwrecks off the northern coast of Australia. But the Barrier Reef is a treacherous place for seacraft even today, and in waters teeming with sharks and the occasional salt-water croc it does occur to me that I should have added ‘madness’ to the aforementioned ‘mystery’ and ‘aura’...



Words by BRIAN CANTWELL Photography by IAN SCOTT Appearance of shark: DEUS EX MACHINA hrough the fog inside my dive mask, which is suctioned to my face so hard that my nose feels like a bulldog’s, I wink stinging salt out of one eye and peer down through the water at a wrinkled brain the size of a foot stool. Nearby is a handful – so to speak – of Dead Man’s Fingers. Not far from that is a healthy patch of Creamsicle-colored fire coral that I suddenly realize, due to the downward swing of a Pacific Ocean swell, is only a few perilous centimetres from my belly. In a frenzy of kicking flippers, I shoot away to safety, just missing the fire coral’s nasty sting. Clutching tote board and pencil, counting coral like a salty census official, I’m having a remarkably good time. Really. The brain and the descriptively named purple “fingers” are types of coral, by the way. But it is the sight of old timbers – the skeleton of a British brigantine, Persephone, which grounded here back in 1803 – that really has my focus. HISMAGAZINE.TV 19

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HIS mindfuel /ONSCREEN  56 The Next Three Days Film review

/BOOKCASE  58 The Origins of Zero

This and more as Michael Morrissey reviews the latest titles

/NOTPC  60 Man or Mouse?

Amy Brooke blasts the bureaucrats

/THEQUESTION  92 If the answer is not "42"...

Matt Flannagan debates the meaning of Life

three days: >> Roger Moore casts his eye across Russell Crowe's new movie, The Next Three Days


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