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New Zealand media will never be the same; Mike Hosking has finally achieved the perfect fold on his sleeves.

Mike Hosking finally done adjusting his sleeves

After several long years, Seven Sharp host Mike Hosking has finally finished adjusting his sleeves, feeling he’s got them “just right” for the moment. Last night on the show, Hosking suddenly interrupted a segment about children making their own toys out of peanut butter to tell co-host Toni Street about […]

A New York University experiment has found that – perhaps unexpectedly – Trump was even more likable as a home appliance.

Gender bias: How would audiences respond differently if Trump was a washing machine and Clinton was a can opener?

The traditional wisdom – as held in academic circles – is that gender played a significant role in the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election. The thinking goes that Donald Trump’s brash and obnoxious braggadocio was only tolerated because he was a man, and Hillary Clinton’s poise, experience and […]

An ancient Aztec health shop owner dispenses patented health foods to his well-nourished customers.

All natural: how the ancient Aztecs drank chia seed smoothies from their local wankshop

At this time of year, many of us are feeling the need to improve our diet following a long summer of binge drinking, overeating, drinking again in the morning to avoid a hangover, and waking up shitfaced in the middle of the road next to a dead animal of a […]

Watercare’s Mark Bourne warns Aucklanders that if they don’t personally conserve water, someone else more conscientious will do it for them.

Council warns if Aucklanders don’t use less water, they’ll face the possibility of still having water

Auckland City Council and Watercare have warned Auckland residents today that if they don’t use considerably less water over the next month, they may be forced to continue providing them water. “We’re asking Auckland residents to reduce their water consumption by about 20 litres a day,” said Mark Bourne, spokesman […]

Opinion: I’m not lying, spinning or reciting disingenuous talking points. I sound like a robotic narcissist in private, too

Opinion: I’m not lying, spinning or reciting disingenuous talking points. I sound like a robotic narcissist in private, too

As a politician, people always say to me “Phil, why don’t you just answer the question? Is it really that hard? Why blatantly dodge and repeat scripted talking points like some kind of robot or call centre employee? Don’t you realise it’s obvious to everyone what you’re doing?” I find […]

Quick tips: 13 subtle signs your house may be flooded and you need to evacuate

Quick tips: 13 subtle signs your house may be flooded and you need to evacuate

As rainfall brings torrential flooding to much of the upper North Island today, and many homes find themselves under threat, Civil Defence has issued a series of guidelines about how to know when your house is flooded and when you should leave. We’ve created a helpful summary of those guidelines, […]