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John Key, Steven Joyce play pokies to raise money for convention centre

John Key, Steven Joyce play pokies to raise money for convention centre

Prime Minister John Key and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce are indicating they might “flag” Parliament tomorrow after they both became preoccupied playing on poker machines at the SkyCity Casino in Auckland. The men have been seated across from one another at two of the casino’s machines since 8am this […]

Aaron Gilmore to return to life as suave billionaire

Aaron Gilmore to return to life as suave billionaire

Following careful reflection and consultation with friends and family, revered National MP Aaron Gilmore – who was widely tipped to be a future leader of the party – has decided to resign from Parliament and return to his civilian life as a successful multibillionaire who moonlights as a secret agent […]

Mighty River Power shares sell out on first day

Mighty River Power shares sell out on first day

The New Zealand stock exchange has reported this afternoon that it has sold out of shares in the newly floated Mighty River Power company. The company, which is being partially privatized as part of the government’s asset sales strategy, was listed on the exchange for the first time today, but […]

David Shearer gives speech about economy; what it is, how it works

David Shearer gives speech about economy; what it is, how it works

Labour Leader David Shearer took to the stage in the Wellington suburb of Brooklyn today to give a major speech about the economy, in which he described what it is and roughly how it works. “The economy is the collective system of financial transactions between individuals and/or corporations,” said Shearer […]

Steven Joyce encourages overpaid teachers to pay underpaid teachers

Steven Joyce encourages overpaid teachers to pay underpaid teachers

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce announced yesterday that the government would maintain the struggling Novopay payments system for teachers, despite numerous and continuing problems since its implementation. He said that the government would continue working hard to iron out the remaining issues, but in the meantime he is encouraging teachers […]

Aaron Gilmore threatens to use political position to end own career

Aaron Gilmore threatens to use political position to end own career

Beleaguered National MP Aaron Gilmore was reportedly heard by neighbours last night having a loud argument with himself, in which he threatened to use his lack of political muscle to end his own career. Neighbours say they didn’t hear the entire argument, which took place at the MP’s Christchurch home, […]