Politics

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 […]

PICTURED: Judith Collins and her chief benefactor (inset)

Simon Bridges only able to separate Collins from infrastructure portfolio with human sacrifice to Baal

When Simon Bridges resolved to wrestle the infrastructure portfolio from perennial rival Judith Collins this week, he had to utilize a mechanism not usually exercised in the halls of Parliament. Removing a portfolio from Collins has historically been seen as more trouble than it’s worth. When the fourth ranked National […]

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 […]

The unusual and wildly off-topic rant occurred for the exact duration of Peters' speech.

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 several National Party MPs during Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ post-budget address. Deaf New Zealanders watching the speech were horrified as the interpreter apparently went way off script, forgoing addressing the budget in favour […]

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

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.” “Seeing as you’re so fucking good at it,” he added. Robertson […]

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 […]