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Ardern has been crystal clear that New Zealand “must step up” its efforts if it is to successfully dodge questions about genocide in China.

Ardern says China differences ‘becoming harder to ignore’; promises to work harder on ignoring them

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told the Auckland Business Chamber on Monday that differences between New Zealand and China on human rights were “becoming more difficult” to reconcile or ignore, and today she acknowledged that this would mean her government will have to “step up” in “all areas” in order to […]

The Government is accusing National of scaremongering over a proposal to establish separate Māori governance in New Zealand, pointing to its long history of ignoring recommendations.

Collins warns Government is planning separatist New Zealand with special car parks and gender segregated bathrooms

National Party interim leader Judith Collins has deepened her attacks on the Government’s proposed Māori Health Authority this week, alleging that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s plot to “divide New Zealand in two” goes far beyond health, and will involve a series of additional measures that will create “two systems” in […]

Luxon says he’s a “happy camper” and will wait for Collins to do “whatever it is she still has to do.”

Christopher Luxon standing patiently outside Judith Collins’ office, tells her ‘let me know when you’re done’

Brand new National MP and former Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon has spent much of the past week standing at the front of a one-man line outside leader Judith Collins’ office, in his words, waiting for her to “finish up in there.” When Luxon arrives for work in the […]

Morgan is able to pull off his reason-defying stunts due to having been born with an unusually heavy brain, estimated to be nearly twice the mass of the average Gareth.

Gareth Morgan wins Mental Gymnast of the Decade at Halberg Awards

Businessman and former politician Gareth Morgan was awarded Mental Gymnast of the Decade at last night’s Halberg Awards, beating out a field of stiff competition to claim his first sporting accolade. This year’s Halberg Awards were a special edition of the long-running sports award ceremony, recognizing not just accomplishments from […]

PICTURED: Grant Robertson lays out the Government’s latest half-hearted attempt to win over readers of The Spinoff.

Landlords threaten to install uneven stairs, put light switches in awkward places if bright-line test is extended

The nation’s landlords are panning the Government’s proposed housing changes, saying that extending the bright-line test from 5 to 10 years will do nothing to curb rising house prices, and will in fact force them to raise rent on their tenants, install uneven stairs in their flats, and put their […]

Physicists at Auckland University want to understand why our nation’s shitholes are so hard to buy, and when it might finally end.

Scientists begin search for elusive ‘capital gain particle’ to explain runaway housing market

A team of physicists from Auckland’s The University of Auckland are preparing a series of experiments to uncover a mysterious elementary particle that may be responsible for New Zealand’s runaway housing market. The announcement comes as price increases around the country continue to defy expectations, economics, and even the physical […]