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EQC mistakenly deletes entire insurance record

EQC mistakenly deletes entire insurance record

Homeowners are suffering immeasurable stress this afternoon after news broke that the Earthquake and War Damage Commission mistakenly deleted the entire insurance record from the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. The loss happened during an attempt to clean up the privacy breach that occurred over the weekend, when insurance advocate […]

Bear Grylls seized by customs

Bear Grylls seized by customs

A British man was arrested late yesterday afternoon after attempting to smuggle a fully grown Bear Grylls into New Zealand. The man, who had flown into Auckland International Airport from the United Kingdom, was detained after he failed to declare Bear Grylls on his passenger arrival card. Specifically, the man […]

Fonterra releases world first bottle with less milk

Fonterra releases world first bottle with less milk

Dairy giant Fonterra has announced what it calls a “world first” light-proof milk bottle that will keep its contents fresher for longer and also contain less milk. The new bottle was unveiled yesterday at an event in downtown Auckland by Fonterra’s managing director of brands, Peter McClure, who described the […]

Return of Marmite eases drought

Return of Marmite eases drought

Extreme drought conditions being faced by the country’s North Island are easing today as health food giant Sanitarium re-releases its popular breakfast spread, Marmite. The spread has been off the shelves since March of last year due to production delays stemming from the Christchurch earthquake, and its reintroduction to stores […]

Tui billboards all a big misunderstanding

Tui billboards all a big misunderstanding

Beer brewing giant DB Breweries has been horrified to learn that, for many years, people have been taking their iconic Tui billboards sarcastically. The billboards, established to advertise DB’s famous brand of Tui beer, feature short statements on a black background next to a red panel that reads “Yeah right.” […]

Teen critically injured after failing to blow on pie

Teen critically injured after failing to blow on pie

A teen is in critical condition in Auckland City Hospital this morning after neglecting to blow on a pie before attempting to eat it. The seventeen year old boy from Grey Lynn purchased the pie – understood to be a Big Ben’s Steak & Cheese – at his local dairy […]