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Mr. Whippy's business model has driven it down a dark road of intimidation.

Has Mr. Whippy gone too far by parking on our front lawns?

Residents in major centres around the country are becoming disgruntled by the increasingly aggressive actions of purported ice cream company Mr. Whippy, who have taken to parking on people’s front lawns and doorsteps in a desperate attempt to sell $7 watered down soft serve. Mr. Whippy is facing a series […]

Following publication of this article, the Ministry has requested it to be noted that this supplied image is not necessarily representative of what the final house will look like, and it "probably won't be that nice."

Government says it will now build just one really nice home

As part of today’s long-anticipated reset of the Government’s flagship KiwiBuild policy, Housing Minister Megan Woods says the number of houses to be built in the next 8 years has been “scaled back” from 100,000 affordable homes to just one really nice home. Woods was forced into formally declaring a […]

Dum-de-doo.

Experts warn Harold the Giraffe “well past” typical giraffe life expectancy, may not have long

Children across New Zealand have known him for generations as the lovable giraffe who tells them to exercise, hydrate and not to shove lit cigarettes up their nostrils. But a world renowned giraffe expert says we shouldn’t be getting attached to Life Education’s Harold the Giraffe, as he is unlikely […]

Opinion: Treat your car by buying it extra petrol to snack on while you aren’t driving

Opinion: Treat your car by buying it extra petrol to snack on while you aren’t driving

Yesterday morning, I waltzed into work, and as I walked past the drones aggressively typing out news on the computers I’ve repeatedly asked to be moved further away from, I caught a glimpse of the words “climate change”, and noticed that suspiciously they weren’t in condescending quotation marks. That’s not […]

Sonny Bill Williams is now listed at 278cm tall.

Will Steve Hansen’s plan to stack two All Blacks on top of each other in a big coat pay dividends?

When the All Blacks face South Africa in their first match of next month’s Rugby World Cup, Steve Hansen’s bold plan to field 16 players by stacking two All Blacks on top of each other in a giant black coat will finally be put to the test. Hansen has been […]

Bridges: If kids become reliant on free lunches, how will they cope when we’re in power?

Bridges: If kids become reliant on free lunches, how will they cope when we’re in power?

Opposition leader Simon Bridges has criticized the Government’s plan to give primary and intermediate school children free lunches, saying that they could “become dependent” on them, and not know how to fare for themselves when National takes power. Bridges, who has been riding a wave of momentum afforded to him […]