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Christmas shoppers revisit annual moral crisis about whether Cadbury Favourites are still an acceptable gift

The nation’s Christmas shoppers are being forced to relive an all-too-painful moral crisis this holiday season, as they once again wrestle with the question of whether Cadbury Favourites are an acceptable thing to give someone for Christmas. While most shoppers acknowledged the answer was probably no, they still felt there […]

Crate Day is already more popular than many national holidays, including Easter and Labour Day.

Crate Day special: Liquor stores offering one free liver with every crate purchased

Christmas time sure does bring about some great deals for the consumer, and you need look no further than some of the incredible offers available from liquor stores this Crate Day. Liquor King, Super Liquor, Bottle-O, Henry’s, Liquorland and Glengarry are all offering one free liver with every crate purchased; […]

Civil Defence evacuates whole of New Zealand after engineers discover structural issues with the country

Civil Defence evacuates whole of New Zealand after engineers discover structural issues with the country

New Zealanders’ weekend has got off to a rocky start, as Civil Defence has now ordered the evacuation of “the entire North, South, Stewart and Chatham islands,” following inspections by engineers and geologists who discovered “significant structural issues” with the country as a whole. “To be very clear, we are […]

PICTURED: Bob Parker is flown over Wellington by helicopter this earlier today.

Bob Parker dangled over Wellington by helicopter to provide illusion of comfort

Former Christchurch Mayor and quake response veteran Bob Parker has been dangled over the city of Wellington today in order to provide a much-needed illusion of comfort to those still feeling stress as a result of ongoing aftershocks. Parker was widely praised in 2010 and 2011 for his composed and […]

Government pushes urgent legislation to end 2016, have New Year’s right now

Government pushes urgent legislation to end 2016, have New Year’s right now

Following recent events, Parliament is sitting under urgency tonight, as the National Government attempts to pass legislation to end 2016 effective immediately, and have New Year’s Eve in just a few hours at midnight tonight. The “That’s Enough Bill 2016” is currently undergoing its second reading, and would shorten the […]

NCEA debacle perfect opportunity for smug adults to demonstrate superiority to children

NCEA debacle perfect opportunity for smug adults to demonstrate superiority to children

An NCEA exam that subjected Year 11 students to questions allegedly above their curriculum level has provided a welcome opportunity for smug adults to use the internet to demonstrate how much better they can perform tasks than a 15-year-old child. Grown men and women across the country were thrilled to […]