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Following publication of this article, the Ministry has requested it to be noted that this supplied image is not necessarily representative of what the final house will look like, and it "probably won't be that nice."

Government says it will now build just one really nice home

As part of today’s long-anticipated reset of the Government’s flagship KiwiBuild policy, Housing Minister Megan Woods says the number of houses to be built in the next 8 years has been “scaled back” from 100,000 affordable homes to just one really nice home. Woods was forced into formally declaring a […]

Bridges: If kids become reliant on free lunches, how will they cope when we’re in power?

Bridges: If kids become reliant on free lunches, how will they cope when we’re in power?

Opposition leader Simon Bridges has criticized the Government’s plan to give primary and intermediate school children free lunches, saying that they could “become dependent” on them, and not know how to fare for themselves when National takes power. Bridges, who has been riding a wave of momentum afforded to him […]

None of the other four Parliamentary parties have reacted to Seymour's policy.

David Seymour says ACT would make retirement age 69

Responding to National’s announcement that it would raise the retirement age from 65 to 67 in 2037, ACT leader David Seymour has announced his party’s intention to see the age raised to 69. “After extensive consultation with caucus, and with my friends of ACT on Campus, I’m proud to announce […]

Speaker Trevor Mallard was left to look after Jones, while his usual caretaker, Winston Peters, underwent surgery.

Adorable: Trevor Mallard cradles drunk Shane Jones while Parliament in session

A truly adorable scene from Parliament yesterday has gone viral, after Speaker Trevor Mallard cradled an extremely drunk Shane Jones in his arms while the House was in session. Loud “awwww”s could be heard around the chamber as the Regional Development Minister, absolutely tuckered from a long morning of heavy […]

The person responsible for the ad has been sent to their bedroom for further scapegoating.

Green Party still says 16-year-olds should be able to vote, just not allowed to make their ads anymore

The Green Party is standing by its views that 16-year-olds should be eligible to vote, even as they acknowledge that they shouldn’t have let them make their political ads. “Well, no, it doesn’t change my view on that,” said co-leader James Shaw, when asked if the day’s events had changed […]

KiwiBuild house prices soar, finding new value as a collector’s item

KiwiBuild house prices soar, finding new value as a collector’s item

KiwiBuild home owners are experiencing a surprise windfall this month, as the price of their houses have begun to rise dramatically, due to growing interest in them as collector’s items. Home collectors from abroad have shown a renewed interest in the houses, due to their extremely limited supply run and […]