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Thousands of boxes of Le Snak will be delivered to the nation’s poorest schools starting later this year.

Government partners with Uncle Tobys to provide hungry children with Le Snak

In response to a member’s bill – authored by Mana Party leader Hone Harawira – that would seek to provide state-funded breakfasts to hungry children in low-decile schools, the Government is proposing its own version of the legislation, which would instead develop a partnership with popular food brand Uncle Tobys […]

It’s not snow yet, but Dunedin residents are desperately hoping it will be.

Nation shuts down waiting for nation to shut down due to snow

In anticipation of forecasted potential snow this week, much of the country ground to a halt today as workers entered an incessant cycle of refreshing the MetService website in between long stints of gazing blankly out their windows. Although snow actually fell in only a few isolated areas, many businesses […]

Winston Peters learns to cook Chinese food, insists no more need for immigrants

Winston Peters learns to cook Chinese food, insists no more need for immigrants

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has told a North Shore Grey Power meeting this afternoon that he has learned how to cook “that Chinese rubbish, or whatever it is these kids like to eat,” thus removing any possible need for Chinese immigrants to enter the New Zealand economy. He […]

Kevin Fenaughty points at some squiggly lines that showed up on his thingamy when the number happened.

Relatively large number occurs off coast of Pacific island

Geologists from GNS Science have reported that a reasonably large number has occurred this morning off the coast of “one of several” Pacific islands where those sorts of things tend to happen. The number, which was felt only by people on micro-blogging site Twitter, was somewhere between 6 and 8, […]

By Sam Neill

Opinion: I’m not a scientist, but allow me to say a few things about science

As with most people, I didn’t really hear about science for the first few decades of my life. Oh, every now and then you’d see it mentioned in the newspaper, or perhaps in a book somewhere; “science” had solved some great conundrum, such as how to make butter spreadable. But […]

UK to launch anti-terror ‘stop it, we don’t like it’ campaign

UK to launch anti-terror ‘stop it, we don’t like it’ campaign

Following the heroic actions of a British mother-of-two who bravely confronted a pair of Islamic terrorists in the streets of London today, the UK Government is considering whether the best approach to terrorism is to encourage the public to simply talk it out with their assailants. Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, 48, potentially […]