Politics

Sorry Phil Goff. Free speech strikes again.

Far-right speaking event cancelled again, but ‘Phil Goff is a prick’ event to go ahead at council venues

The long-planned Phil Goff is a Gigantic Prick Festival is set to go ahead at multiple council-owned venues tonight, a welcome relief for the organiser, who worried a pair of far-right Canadian speakers would threaten his completely unrelated and otherwise peaceful triennial event. Kevin Henare, who has no association with […]

If the baby of a Prime Minister can't dress itself, what hope do the rest of us have?

Disappointment: Six weeks on, Jacinda Ardern’s daughter Neve has achieved nothing

As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to work this week, there are growing questions over what her having a baby was even for in the first place. Six weeks on since the much-hyped birth of Ardern’s child, it appears to have done absolutely nothing for itself, the country, or the […]

Primary school students are looking forward to the strike actions.

Teachers’ strike to be met with resistance by nationwide parents’ strike

In two weeks time, primary school aged children across the country will be left to fend entirely for themselves, after New Zealand’s parenting union announced retaliatory measures against the planned primary school teachers’ strike. On August 15th, primary school teachers will go on strike for a full day, a move […]

The birth of Prime Minister Ardern's first child has overshadowed some staffing alterations back in Wellington.

Winston Peters fired entire Cabinet on Thursday but every journalist was at the hospital

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters fired the entirety of Jacinda Ardern’s Cabinet shortly after taking the reins on Thursday morning, but this wasn’t reported until now as every political journalist in the country was eating snacks in the Auckland Hospital cafeteria. It has taken a total of four days for […]

Seymour suggested employees could even choose to take all of their annual holidays on the same day, which could even have the added bonus of helping them not lose their job.

David Seymour asks why the government needs to provide holidays when you can already buy them online

ACT Party leader and star of recent Three mockumentary series Dancing with the Stars has questioned the need for government mandated public holidays, saying that in the modern world, holidays are already widely available on the internet. “There was a time when a holiday wasn’t that easy to come by, […]

Mark Richardson will be paying several thousand dollars extra in tax next year, in a move that Finance Minister Grant Robertson calls “unfortunate but necessary.”

BUDGET 2018: Labour to pass increased cost of health onto Mark Richardson

In his first budget as Finance Minister, Grant Robertson announced today that the Labour Government will be passing a projected increase in cost of health services onto broadcaster and former cricketer Mark Richardson, citing a lack of willingness to take “a cut in our revenue.” Starting next financial year, Richardson […]