Politics

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 […]

The PM and Deputy PM confirm plans to send Ardern’s baby to the regions, while a sign language interpreter indicates the vague direction the newborn will be headed.

Ardern’s baby to be sent to regions as part of coalition deal with NZ First

Regional Development Minister and leading suspect in the disappearance of the Glenfield Peaches & Cream DVD section Shane Jones, announced today that as part of a previously confidential clause in the Labour-New Zealand First coalition agreement, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s newly born baby will be shipped to the regions, just […]

Peters has repeatedly asked staff to investigate whether there are any Russian cigars.

Government to ban vodka in desperate attempt to look like it’s doing something about Russia

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has held a press conference on very short notice this afternoon, to announce that the government will be seeking a blanket ban on vodka and related products. The move is a transparent attempt to make the government look like it’s doing something about Russia, in the […]

The number of Russian spies in New Zealand isn’t even as high as the population of Palmerston North.

Preliminary census results show that Russian spies only make up 1.3% of New Zealand population

Some vindication for the Prime Minister and her foreign minister today, as leaked census data shows that the number of Russian spies in New Zealand is relatively small, as compared to the general population. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, along with Foreign Minister Winston Peters, have been under fire this week […]