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John Minto could’ve sworn he didn’t buy a hundred microphones

John Minto curious to know why house full of tiny microphones

Veteran political activist John Minto is bemused this morning as he finds himself unable to explain the large number of tiny – sometimes hidden – microphones strewn throughout his Auckland home. Minto says he began finding the microphones early last week, but at the time he recalls there only being […]

John Key spent the entirety of his final day in Shanghai standing in a room vaguely similar to this one

John Key asks to see location of Shanghai scene from Skyfall

While traveling in Shanghai with a New Zealand trade delegation, Prime Minister John Key asked to be shown the location of the well-known Shanghai fight scene from 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. Key has been traveling in China since Friday, but was reportedly most excited to visit Shanghai, which he […]

A group of desperate Sri Lankan asylum seekers has described the town of Geraldton as “even worse” than where they came from

Asylum seekers return to sea after mistakenly arriving in Australia

A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were trying to sail to New Zealand have returned to sea today after mistakenly arriving at the small Western Australian town of Geraldton. The 66 refugees, including several children and pregnant women, sailed into the port of Geraldton yesterday afternoon on a […]

By the Briscoes lady

Opinion: I have too many toasters

I own a lot of toasters. After 25 years as the face of Briscoes, it’s unavoidable. You can’t sing the praises of a company and its endless sales without owning the products you endorse. It would be dishonest. And I’m not dishonest. You can trust me on that, because I […]

Libertarians are divided on whether caring about Thatcher’s death will advance their standing in the free market

Libertarians unsure whether to care about death of Margaret Thatcher

Libertarians across the world are experiencing confusion this morning as they find themselves unsure of how to respond to the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher has long been a hero in libertarian circles for her neoliberal reforms in Britain during the 1980s, but those same libertarians […]

Acting Prime Minister Bill English enjoys answering a question about the stagnant unemployment rate

Bill English pleased to have House to himself

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English is pleased to have New Zealand’s House of Representatives all to himself this week as Prime Minister John Key embarks on an overseas trip to China. English, who is currently Acting Prime Minister in Key’s absence, has held more than six press conferences in the […]