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Former CEO Don Elder estimates that, were it not for David, the company would be operating with at least a $40 million profit

Solid Energy blames financial trouble on intern

Solid Energy, the state owned coal mining enterprise currently facing financial peril, continues to blame its collapse on 24 year old junior accounting intern, David Fairbrother. Last month the company caused a great deal of public concern when it reported an astonishing loss that expanded its total debt to $389 […]

Government aid for farmers “droughtful”, jokes Key

Government aid for farmers “droughtful”, jokes Key

At question time in parliament yesterday, Prime Minister John Key was pressed by Labour Leader David Shearer on whether the government would offer a comprehensive aid package to farmers affected by the North Island drought. Key responded that, while the government would provide routine aid in the form of funding […]

National proposes legislation to Saturdayise Mondays

National proposes legislation to Saturdayise Mondays

As a bill authored by Labour MP David Clark to “Mondayise” all national holidays makes its way through parliament, the National Government is responding with a counter-proposal to Saturdayise all Mondays. Clark’s bill, which would mandate all national holidays take place on the nearest Monday to ensure that employees get […]

David Cunliffe just making phone calls; nothing suspicious about that

David Cunliffe just making phone calls; nothing suspicious about that

Backbench MP David Cunliffe today told Labour Leader David Shearer that he had “just been making phone calls” and that there was “certainly nothing strange about that.” In recent days, several senior MPs have reported receiving bizarre calls from Mr. Cunliffe, in which he gave them compliments and invited them […]

A graph showing the results of the latest Roy Morgan survey

Roy Morgan leads in latest Roy Morgan poll

A poll released Monday by Australasian research firm Roy Morgan Research shows it leading both National and Labour in public support ahead of next year’s general election. Were an election held today, the poll indicates that Roy Morgan Research would receive 58% support, with the National and Labour Parties receiving […]

New Zealanders like pizza, says Key

New Zealanders like pizza, says Key

Prime Minister John Key believes that the majority of New Zealanders like pizza. He made the claim today at a scheduled press conference in response to a question about school closures in Christchurch. When asked by a reporter if he was concerned that polling showed a majority of residents opposed […]