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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 […]

Marriage destroyed forever

Marriage destroyed forever

The institution of marriage was destroyed forever this evening after Parliament voted overwhelmingly to make it more widely available and redefine it as a consensual, loving relationship between any two people. The Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, written by Labour MP Louisa Wall, aimed to destroy marriage by making […]

John Banks can’t wait to get gay married

John Banks can’t wait to get gay married

Leader of the ACT Party and former Auckland mayor John Banks reportedly can’t wait for the third reading of same sex marriage legislation later this evening, which is widely expected to pass the House of Representatives comfortably, and will finally enable him to marry a man. The Marriage Amendment Bill, […]

GCSB changes to allow information sharing with Target

GCSB changes to allow information sharing with Target

Prime Minister John Key last night announced a series of sweeping changes to the laws governing the Government Communications Security Bureau that will allow it to legally spy on New Zealand citizens, as well as engage in two-way sharing of surveillance information with consumer affairs television show Target. A report […]

Thousands of unemployed are fearful they might soon have a job.

Unemployed strike over cuts to unemployment

New Zealand’s unemployed have gone on strike today in protest of thousands of cuts to unemployment jobs that were announced over the weekend. Minister of Social Development Paula Bennett said yesterday that around 29,000 New Zealanders had left the benefit roles and entered work since 2009, including more than 17,000 […]