Government may ban voting in effort to get more people to do it

As local elections look set for the lowest turnout in decades, with many regions falling well short of 40%, the Government is exploring a number of measures to help boost turnout in an effort to give local bodies more legitimacy [...]

Government in contentious discussions about whether to put surplus on red or black

As Finance Minister Grant Robertson finds himself with an enormous $7.5 billion surplus, the Government has begun intense, at times [...]

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New Zealand's media is doing its part in Japan, reassuring those in the path of the storm that they won't miss any rugby while away from their flooded homes.

Reporters deliver uplifting news to fleeing Japanese residents: they won’t miss any rugby

New Zealand sports reporters stationed in Japan for the Rugby World Cup have had the rare and heartwarming opportunity to inform residents fleeing from Typhoon Hagibis that they won’t be missing any rugby this coming Saturday. As Japan braces for the powerful superstorm, there’s been little positive to take from […]

Jeremy Clarkson says much like Greta Thunberg, Anne Frank "didn't like what was going on", but "she didn't have a tantrum about it."

Jeremy Clarkson says at least Anne Frank kept her thoughts to herself

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has offered praise to historical figure Anne Frank, comparing her favourably to 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, who he attacked in a scathing column for The Sun earlier this week. During an interview with ITV on the subject of his controversial column, Clarkson offered […]

By Duncan Garner

Opinion: If these kids really care about the climate, why are they still breathing?

Before you jump down my throat, nobody cares about the environment more than me. I have a garden, and since my wife and I broke up, I’ve let it grow wildly out of control, so please don’t tell me I’m not doing enough for plants. They’re ten times bigger than […]

Four players are seen buffering here during last night's match between Fiji and Uruguay.

More trouble for Spark as players start buffering on the field

Spark Sport’s Rugby World Cup woes may only just be beginning, as its buffering and quality issues have now extended to the field itself, where teams and their coaches are beginning to express frustration at their players repeatedly buffering mid-game. Until now, buffering issues were isolated to customers’ home viewing […]

An awkward and at times meandering conversation was the most interest the president has ever shown in political asylum.

Trump repeatedly asked Ardern if New Zealand gives asylum very often

During his 20-minute closed door meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, United States President and trigger-event for shifting timelines, Donald Trump, jarringly and repeatedly┬ápressed Ardern about requirements for asylum in New Zealand or at its Washington, DC embassy. Even when Ardern tried to turn the topic to other conversations, Trump […]

BP, Z and Mobil all insist that petrol price hikes are temporary, "in a very literal sense."

Petrol companies promise prices will come back down once peace is restored to the Middle East

The nation’s major petrol providers are trying to allay customer fears over prices, promising that they’ll move to lower them again “immediately” when the Middle East is returned to its formerly peaceful state. Prices were raised by companies nationwide this week to the tune of about 6 cents, after a […]