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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, […]

John Key is working long and frustrating hours in an attempt to invent new political parties that will help him win re-election in 2014.

John Key resorts to making up coalition partners ahead of 2014 election

Prime Minister John Key has reportedly spent the last few weeks agonizing over a series of made up political parties that he hopes will help National form a coalition government in 2014. Despite National’s continuing popularity in public opinion polling, the prospects of it retaining government after next year’s election […]

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a number of rude comments made to staff at this hotel over the weekend; comments that had previously been attributed to National MP Aaron Gilmore.

Taliban claim responsibility for rude hotel comments

Afghan insurgent group the Taliban have this afternoon claimed responsibility for a heated exchange that took place between a table of diners and wait staff at a Hanmer Springs hotel over the weekend. The exchange at the Heritage Hotel – in which a waiter was called a “dickhead” and asked […]

Colin Craig threatens legal action against The Civilian

Colin Craig threatens legal action against The Civilian

On April 23rd 2013, The Civilian received a legal notice from Chapman Tripp on behalf of Conservative Party leader Colin Craig. Craig charged that The Civilian was engaging in defamation against him, and sought both an apology and a retraction of quotes attributed to him. This led to a short-lived […]

Bob Parker contemplating return to space

Bob Parker contemplating return to space

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is contemplating a return to outer space today as Labour MP Lianne Dalziel announces plans to challenge him for the mayoralty. Parker, who arrived on Earth in 2007, ran for mayor that same year and won by more than 10,000 votes. He later successfully won re-election […]

Labour, Greens announce plans to ‘buy all the power’, see what happens

Labour, Greens announce plans to ‘buy all the power’, see what happens

At a joint press conference held yesterday afternoon, the Labour and Green parties announced that – if and when they take the reins of government – they would seek to lower electricity prices by “buying up all the power,” and then just waiting to see what would happen next. “Electricity […]