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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, […]

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 […]