Politics

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 […]

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 […]