The Dim-Post

October 31, 2010

Off the record, on the QT and very hush hush

Filed under: crime,media — danylmc @ 8:12 am

I have this idea for a New Zealand novel in the tradition of Ellroy’s American Tabloid in which everything Ian Wishart writes is real. The SST has his latest scoop:

Family of the two Swedish tourists murdered by David Tamihere are outraged at a report that claims Heidi Paakkonen may still be alive.

The theory was published just days before Tamihere prepares to front the Parole Board on Tuesday in his latest bid for release.

Speaking from the Swedish village of Storfors, the brother of Heidi’s slain fiance, Urban Hoglin, said he was disturbed by the report in the November issue of Investigate.

The article’s author, conspiracy theorist Ian Wishart, said he had received information that Paakkonen was kept alive after Hoglin’s death and transported nearly 300km by road, and then boat, to Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

I think the last Wishart story that actually stacked up was his discovery that Air New Zealand were leasing planes to the Australian Defence force to convoy troops to Kuwait. The Press Council still upheld a complaint against him ruling the article:

lacked fairness, the cover headline and some details were inaccurate, and the cover montage of an armed soldier, a queue of people and the koru on the tail of an Air New Zealand jet was misleading and inaccurate.

But at least the gist of it was true. That was back in September 2006.

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38 Comments »

  1. Oh yes with Willie Apiata filling the role of Pete Bondurant.

    Comment by Adam — October 31, 2010 @ 9:33 am

  2. I am surprised Wishart didn’t claim John Hughes murdered Hoglin and Paakkonen after raping Heidi. Hughes could have come across them during a long training run in the bush in the Coromandel – after all, Hughes was notorious for doing 50km runs (as an ultramarathon runner).

    He came across them in the clearing at the same time as Tamihere. Hughes was the second person that was needed. He then stitched Tamihere up.

    In hindsight, that theory has got Wishart written all over it!

    Comment by Nick K — October 31, 2010 @ 10:02 am

  3. Would the lesbian Prime Ministerial sex scenes be implied or explicit?

    Comment by gazzaj — October 31, 2010 @ 10:57 am

  4. Both.

    Comment by Nick K — October 31, 2010 @ 11:29 am

  5. Its possible….Maybe heidi was taken and kept as a sex slave….its not unknown in the world we live in.

    If she was still alive I be very suprised…although I still think Oliva and Ben may turn up one day to really set the cat amoungst the pigions….

    Comment by James — October 31, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

  6. Yes, James. I cannot recall any evidence whatsoever that anyone saw Paakkonen, alone, with Tamihere or someone else. They were seen in the clearing with a stranger, together, but not alone I recall. That makes the “kidnapped her and marched her tens of kilometres out of thebush, into a car, onto a boat, and onto Kawau Island” story a little far-fetched.

    I suggest too that Olivia & Ben were probably taken on the same boat used to take Paakkonen. They too are probably on Kawau Island. In fact, I think they may well have turned into Wilberforces by now and live under the mountain, as it were.

    Comment by Nick K — October 31, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

  7. Danyl, I was just aout to object that your parody Wishart article was in bad taste, then I checked and realised it was actually a real Wishart article.

    Comment by kahikatea — October 31, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

  8. A headline I remember from back in the day: “Woman Looked Like Swede in Bush”.
    Maybe it was Wurzel Gummidge

    Comment by joe W — October 31, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

  9. Its possible….Maybe heidi was taken and kept as a sex slave….its not unknown in the world we live in.

    Speak for yourself, Jimbo. When you buddy up with folks who steal dead kids’ identities, it wouldn’t surprise me if that kind of thing was all the go in your neck of the woods.

    Comment by joe W — October 31, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

  10. It was Heidi’s two masted ketch that sailed off with Ben and Olivia all along!

    Is it any surprise the ads on the Investigate website at the moment seem aimed at parting the credulous from their pennies?

    Comment by Richard — October 31, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

  11. Do you buy the SST or pick it up from a dumpster?

    Comment by leon — October 31, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

  12. I think Wishart passes himself off as some sort of christian.

    I cannot see much christian compassion in, needlessly reviving this ghastly
    occurrence, for the families of the victims.

    Comment by peterlepaysan — October 31, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

  13. Yeah Wishart’s a fundamentalist-type. Creationism and all.

    Comment by derp de derp — October 31, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

  14. Zeesh! He clearly believes in “rising from the dead” as well.

    Comment by peterlepaysan — October 31, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

  15. there are branches of Christianity that try to avoid compassion, because it interferes with the smiting

    Comment by kahikatea — October 31, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

  16. A la the scientology doco on one tonite.

    Comment by leon — October 31, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

  17. Speak for yourself, Jimbo. When you buddy up with folks who steal dead kids’ identities, it wouldn’t surprise me if that kind of thing was all the go in your neck of the woods.

    Hmmmmm….I post on the possibility,and it IS a possibility…if a remote one,that Heidi was taken and kept as a sex slave,which IS something that does happen in this world and I get some smart arse having a go…whats that shit about?

    And is this person referring to Labour supporter and member of left wing group Social Unity David Garrett in his dig at me…..? ;-)

    I agree…people who buddy up with such people are dodgy…and those people were left wingers and Labourites….zing! ;-)

    Comment by James — October 31, 2010 @ 11:02 pm

  18. What James, is the dead baby identity thief called David Garrett a different David Garrett from the hang’em high David Garrett who recently resigned as an Act MP for stealing a dead baby’s identity? I suppose that’s a possibility, who knows who that guy really is? Do you think he’s got something to do with this latest Wishart craziness?

    “I still think Oliva (sic) and Ben may turn up one day to really set the cat amoungst (sic) the pigions (sic)”

    Yes, and you also think that Rodney Hide is employable outside of Parliament so there you go.

    Comment by Guy Smiley — October 31, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

  19. ….zing!

    Jimsie, you can make all the toy raygun noises you like with your sad little special-needs mouth, but you’re the one who not so long ago was bellowing to the heavens about how badly you wanted to have David Garrett’s baby.

    Comment by joe W — November 1, 2010 @ 5:54 am

  20. The far right and the far left , the two sides of the same special needs mouth.

    Comment by leon — November 1, 2010 @ 6:32 am

  21. Yes, leon congratulations. You’re a lone voice of snarky moderation. A bit like Peter Dunne. Except of course when you get all het up. Then you’re embarrassing.

    Comment by Guy Smiley — November 1, 2010 @ 7:29 am

  22. What….? A full 24 hours have elapsed and the man hasn’t appeared to explain ad nauseum why everything he’s written is true and that we obviously haven’t read all of his works and understood the calibre of investigative journalism he offers this decent, but rapidly declining, nation…..

    Comment by Paul McBeth — November 1, 2010 @ 8:36 am

  23. I like it when he compares himself to Woodward and Bernstein, who weren’t proved right right away neither so therefore something nyah nyah.

    Comment by Pascal's bookie — November 1, 2010 @ 9:51 am

  24. …zing!

    you can make all the toy raygun noises you like

    Rayguns go Zap! or ZzzzzzAP! and ZapZapZapZapZap!
    They never go ‘Zing’.

    Comment by Phil — November 1, 2010 @ 10:51 am

  25. “You’re a lone voice of snarky moderation. A bit like Peter Dunne. Except of course when you get all het up. Then you’re embarrassing.”

    Actually – Dunne is pretty embarrassing when all het up too – or don’t you remember post-election ’05…?

    Comment by Sam — November 1, 2010 @ 11:10 am

  26. Rayguns go Zap! or ZzzzzzAP! and ZapZapZapZapZap!
    They never go ‘Zing’.

    . . . and your wise men don’t know how it feels
    to be thick
    as a brick.

    Comment by joe W — November 1, 2010 @ 11:19 am

  27. When Garrett was a scumbag he was a socialist Labour supporting Social unity member….20+ years later when redeemed and a productive MP implementing 3-strikes he was in ACT…..I love how that works.
    ;-)

    Comment by James — November 2, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

  28. …..I love how that works.
    So Hide and McVicar cut the cunt loose for being a socialist scumbag, something they already knew about?
    Ain’t true man-love a funny thing.

    Comment by joe W — November 2, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

  29. Joew, first you denigrate the disabled. (“Special needs mouth”)and then roll out a bit of misogynogy (describing people as “cunts”)-you are truly a classy piecce of work. What next, a bit a race baiting? Inciting class warefare?

    Comment by leon — November 2, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

  30. Garrett is a cunt. They’re all cunts. But I know I’m probably not supposed to refer to Roy and Calvert as cunts, so they can be dicks instead. How about that? Does that square up in your special needs fantasy world?

    Comment by Dizzy — November 2, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

  31. Joew, first you denigrate the disabled. (“Special needs mouth”)

    Sure James has an intellectual disability. But he’s also a cunt. As, probably, are you, and a hairy-arsed one at that.

    Comment by joe W — November 2, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

  32. You’re a nasty piece of work Joe W, do you pick that up in the union rep training?

    Comment by leon — November 2, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

  33. Awwww leon, why are you so thin-skinned? You started it. Toughen up chum! Hurl some low-brow insults around, you’re good at that.

    Comment by Guy Smiley — November 2, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

  34. Why thank you Leon, but as for the union bit, you’re certainly no psychic.
    In fairness though, I did not call you a cunt, I simple expressed the probability. You may be the alter-ego of one of those pesky mild-mannered lady schoolteachers for all I know.
    While I could gratify your appetite for personal abasement by dismissing you as a white-kneed, syphilated, piss-begotten son of a shit, I don’t waste the top shelf stuff on just anybody.

    Comment by joe W — November 2, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

  35. The children are out late tonite.

    Comment by leon — November 2, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

  36. There ya go!

    Comment by Guy Smiley — November 2, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

  37. Hi Guy, you and Sanctuary and Joe got a D&D night this week?

    Comment by leon — November 2, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

  38. This is turning into Farrar’s troll farm.

    Comment by Nick K — November 2, 2010 @ 10:10 pm


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