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Auckland residents say that stormy weather has provided them with the comforting illusion that something dramatic is happening.

Lightning, water spouts provide country impression that something is happening

A series of heavy storms across the country has provided observers with the distinct impression that something is happening in New Zealand. A low pressure system brought thunderstorms to several highly populated areas of the country over the last two days, and Auckland residents have witnessed tornado-like phenomena known as […]

During the 45-minute meeting, Kerry told McCully that the United States could handle tensions on the Korean Peninsula “just fine” without him.

John Kerry asks New Zealand to ‘stay put, don’t touch anything’

In a meeting with Foreign Minister Murray McCully in Washington, D.C. today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told New Zealand that it would be best if it could just “stay put” and “do nothing.” Behind closed doors, the two men spent the majority of their time discussing the […]

North Korea launches missiles into sea, conquers sea

North Korea launches missiles into sea, conquers sea

North Korea’s central news agency, KCNA, has announced that the country has test fired a series of three short range missiles into the Sea of Japan, with the additional aim of defeating the sea in military combat and claiming its territory. Shortly after launching the missiles, KCTV announced that the […]

MediaWorks is assuring viewers that the outcome of the show is still decided fairly by whoever spends the most money on text votes.

TV3 accidentally airs final episode of X Factor

TV3 has been left apologising to its viewers today after a technical error resulted in the television channel broadcasting the final episode of popular musical talent show The X Factor New Zealand, months before it was meant to air. The finale – which viewers now know will be guest hosted […]

The sky is no place for the physically or mentally challenged, says Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand bans disabled passengers from all flights

Air New Zealand has today announced a policy that will bar disabled passengers from being able to book tickets on both domestic and international flights, in order to help prevent future inconvenience to normal, human passengers. The decision follows an incident earlier this week on a flight from Auckland to […]

The Civilian takes a look at what you’ll find in this year’s Budget.

What’s in the Budget?

$1.7 billion to buy back Mighty River Power after Tony Ryall began missing it. $1 billion to build roads that go around Hamilton instead of through it. $200 million for construction of single unaffordable house. $125,000 to Christopher Finlayson’s ongoing investigation into who framed Roger Rabbit. $88 for Steven Joyce […]