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Strawberries have traditionally contained more strawberry.

Australian fruit brands promise items found in strawberries will be ‘more fun’ from now on

Australian fruit brands affected by the recent spate of needles found in their strawberries are attempting to win back customers by promising that items found in their fruit will be “much more fun” from now on, and while there was still an unfortunate risk that you might find a needle […]

Scientists are concerned whale civilizations will never advance if we stop sending them plastic bags.

Recent whale sightings in Wellington may just be whales trying to stockpile plastic bags

Department of Conservation experts believe that recent sightings of Southern right whales in Wellington Harbour may be related to the upcoming plastic bag ban that will be implemented by the government. Southern right whales have been spotted in the harbour twice this year in a relatively short space of time, […]

Former Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran may have lost her job, but she survives another day without being fired from it.

Ardern reaffirms that she still won’t be firing Clare Curran

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is holding firm today, saying she still won’t be firing Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran, even after accepting her resignation. Curran, who resigned yesterday following a decision to do so Thursday night, had struggled to answer questions this week about her use of a gmail account, fuelling […]

Sorry Phil Goff. Free speech strikes again.

Far-right speaking event cancelled again, but ‘Phil Goff is a prick’ event to go ahead at council venues

The long-planned Phil Goff is a Gigantic Prick Festival is set to go ahead at multiple council-owned venues tonight, a welcome relief for the organiser, who worried a pair of far-right Canadian speakers would threaten his completely unrelated and otherwise peaceful triennial event. Kevin Henare, who has no association with […]

By sports columnist Jock Harrison.

Opinion: Will Steven Adams at least play table tennis for New Zealand?

If Steven Adams has any decency left – and you’d have to say, it looks like he doesn’t – then he’ll at least consider playing table tennis for New Zealand. Or something relatively easy, like lawn balls, for goodness sake. How hard can it be? Front up mate. Do the […]

If the baby of a Prime Minister can't dress itself, what hope do the rest of us have?

Disappointment: Six weeks on, Jacinda Ardern’s daughter Neve has achieved nothing

As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to work this week, there are growing questions over what her having a baby was even for in the first place. Six weeks on since the much-hyped birth of Ardern’s child, it appears to have done absolutely nothing for itself, the country, or the […]