Robertson refuses to release budget; says you’ll just have to find it on the website

After a world-first role reversal in which the Government’s website crashed its budget, Finance Minister Grant Robertson has bitterly refused to publicly release the document today, saying that if people want it, they’ll “just have to go find it.” [...]

Sign language interpreter goes on colourful, profane, abusive rant for duration of Winston Peters’ budget address

A parliamentary sign language interpreter has been criticised for going on a bizarre, profane rant against [...]

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BREAKING: Treasury Secretary confirms emails hacked after they disappear from his outbox

BREAKING: Treasury Secretary confirms emails hacked after they disappear from his outbox

In developing news late this evening, Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf has confirmed to media that another security breach has occurred in his department, after his emails seemed to completely disappear from his outbox. Makhlouf is not sure where exactly his emails have gone or who has stolen them, but the […]

Charlie O'Brien, 16, has single-handedly destroyed the SEO value of every other Charlie O'Brien in New Zealand.

Kid on swing embodies Kiwi dream by going back and forth and never getting anywhere

Some fucking kid has sat on a swing for 32 hours and inspired hope in a nation otherwise desperate for a hero. Hate runs rampant, political consensus seems unachievable, and it’s next to impossible to get a Buzz Bar, but New Zealanders today are heartened to know that some fucking […]

Prime Minister John Key announces there will be no capital gains tax

Prime Minister John Key announces there will be no capital gains tax

Prime Minister John Key had just spent the last two hours making phone calls and preparing the final touches to his capital gains announcement. The clock had just passed 2pm, and he was slightly late. Nothing to be worried about, though. Being late to a media engagement just gives them […]

The Big Short is a 2015 movie that experimented with telling audiences what was going on instead of putting it on screen.

Tax Working Group recommends The Big Short

In a bizarre move apparently outside their mandate, the Tax Working Group tasked with recommending important tax reforms has recommended 2015 movie The Big Short. “VERY INTERESTING” read the final report. “FUNNY BUT REAL DEEP AND EDUCATIONAL. REALLY TEACHES YOU ABOUT BAD MONEY PEOPLE.” “It’s very interesting,” said Michael Cullen, […]

The Government has moved swiftly to reassure kiwis they won't have to pay capital gains on family homes like these.

RELIEF: New Zealand businesses won’t have to pay capital gains on these family homes

Businesses across New Zealand are welcoming the recommendations of the Government’s Tax Working Group this evening, saying they’re pleased that initial indications seem to be that they won’t have to pay capital gains on any of their 40-storey, 120-bedroom, sometimes floating family homes. From Fonterra to 2degrees to Foodstuffs, CEOs […]

What a stupid animal.

EMBARRASSING: Winning Melbourne Cup horse just ran around in a big circle like some kind of idiot

It’s been revealed today that Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter only won the race by running around in a circle like some big, dumb, horse-faced idiot. Counter, 3, was hailed by the excited crowd as he crossed the finish line. But a close examination of race footage shows that although […]