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The Civilian takes a look at the new leader of the National Party, Todd Muller

An Introduction to Todd Muller

This article was written over the past weekend as part of The Civilian’s series of “Meet the Leaders” profiles. Some will claim that this makes the article outdated, because Muller is no longer leader. But The Civilian disagrees. We firmly believe that Todd Muller exists outside the usual paradigm of […]

What’s in the Coronavirus Package?

What’s in the Coronavirus Package?

With the economy already reeling from a crisis that’s barely begun, the Government today sought to provide reassurance to workers and businesses in the form of a massive phallic pun to insert much-needed cash into the private sector and help fight the looming pandemic. Here are the key components: $5.1 […]

Jones will appear on +HR=E's The AM Show tomorrow morning.

Shane Jones asked to self-isolate after recent travel to Newshub studios

Minister for Regional Economic Development and leading suspect in the case of a missing truckload of bourbon, Shane Jones, has been asked to put himself in isolation after a recent trip to Newshub studios. Jones made a trip to the studios, located on Flower Street in Auckland, on February 29th, […]

To ensure a factual campaign, all Labour Party advertising will be in question form

To ensure a factual campaign, all Labour Party advertising will be in question form

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today made the commitment that all her government’s election advertising will be in question form, ensuring a “robust?” but “fair?” campaign in which there would be no risk of the Labour Party making any misleading statements. Ardern has spent the last two weeks strongly emphasizing her […]

Today's boastful press conference hearkens back to 2012, when New Zealand First celebrated not being charged in relation to the murder of Scott Guy.

Winston Peters claims vindication after not being charged in National Party SFO investigation

New Zealand First leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is claiming total exoneration this afternoon after the Serious Fraud Office did not charge him with any crimes in relation to their investigation into suspect donations to the National Party. “For the past few months, we’ve had the usual suspects […]

More than double the number of people who will vote in this year's local body elections have tried marijuana or urinated somewhere they shouldn't have.

Government may ban voting in effort to get more people to do it

As local elections look set for the lowest turnout in decades, with many regions falling well short of 40%, the Government is exploring a number of measures to help boost turnout in an effort to give local bodies more legitimacy. Chief amongst those measures is the idea of banning voting […]