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An awkward and at times meandering conversation was the most interest the president has ever shown in political asylum.

Trump repeatedly asked Ardern if New Zealand gives asylum very often

During his 20-minute closed door meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, United States President and trigger-event for shifting timelines, Donald Trump, jarringly and repeatedly pressed Ardern about requirements for asylum in New Zealand or at its Washington, DC embassy. Even when Ardern tried to turn the topic to other conversations, Trump […]

BP, Z and Mobil all insist that petrol price hikes are temporary, "in a very literal sense."

Petrol companies promise prices will come back down once peace is restored to the Middle East

The nation’s major petrol providers are trying to allay customer fears over prices, promising that they’ll move to lower them again “immediately” when the Middle East is returned to its formerly peaceful state. Prices were raised by companies nationwide this week to the tune of about 6 cents, after a […]

South African coach Rassie Erasmus says he has no idea what they're going to do about the boat.

All Blacks unveil boat for Rugby World Cup 2019

In a highly anticipated press conference this afternoon, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has finally unveiled the team’s boat for its Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign. In a press conference that went from excitement, to confusion, to cautious enthusiasm, to awkward silence and back, Hansen lifted a giant black sheet […]

Police will have to wear silly Buckingham Palace hats from now on, says Police Minister

Police will have to wear silly Buckingham Palace hats from now on, says Police Minister

In a move that comes seemingly out of nowhere, Police Minister Stuart Nash announced this afternoon that he expects all frontline staff to don bearskin hats, famously worn by The Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace. Nash, well-known for being named Nash, made the announcement to media in Parliament’s foyer, who […]

By Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

The moment I found out that you found out, I acted swiftly

I am every bit as angry as you are. I am every bit as disappointed as you must be. The people with power, oversight and the ability to do something about these processes within the Labour Party should be ashamed. Whoever those people are, I am running out of patience […]

By Simon Bridges.

Let me explain what I meant by Everyday New Zealanders

The following is a press release from the office of Simon Bridges, leader of The National Party. Key ora, New Zealand. Happy Maori Language Week. Look, I’m writing to you today because I want to clear something up. There’s been a lot of kerfuffle around some things that I said […]