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Colin Craig threatens legal action against The Civilian

Colin Craig threatens legal action against The Civilian

On April 23rd 2013, The Civilian received a legal notice from Chapman Tripp on behalf of Conservative Party leader Colin Craig. Craig charged that The Civilian was engaging in defamation against him, and sought both an apology and a retraction of quotes attributed to him. This led to a short-lived […]

Opinion: I am the man who decided to insert a hot dog into the crust of a pizza. I must be stopped

Opinion: I am the man who decided to insert a hot dog into the crust of a pizza. I must be stopped

All I ever wanted to do in life was make and sell pizza. And, after years of toiling in the pizza trenches, I was fortunate enough to rise to the highest position of New Zealand pizzadom: the managing director of Pizza Hut. I thought I had it made, made like […]

Bob Parker contemplating return to space

Bob Parker contemplating return to space

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is contemplating a return to outer space today as Labour MP Lianne Dalziel announces plans to challenge him for the mayoralty. Parker, who arrived on Earth in 2007, ran for mayor that same year and won by more than 10,000 votes. He later successfully won re-election […]

Maurice Williamson looking pretty stupid after floods

Maurice Williamson looking pretty stupid after floods

This article was the subject of a legal dispute between The Civilian and Conservative Party Leader Colin Craig, which came about as the result of a legal notice that you can read in full here. In this article, The Civilian published a statement which it attributed to Colin Craig regarding […]

Air Crash Investigation to be replaced with nicer, more realistic alternative

Air Crash Investigation to be replaced with nicer, more realistic alternative

National Geographic’s award-winning Air Crash Investigation, also known as Mayday in the United States, is set to be replaced by a less scary version that paints a more balanced and realistic picture of air travel. The television show, which has been airing since 2003, explores the details of investigations into […]

Labour, Greens announce plans to ‘buy all the power’, see what happens

Labour, Greens announce plans to ‘buy all the power’, see what happens

At a joint press conference held yesterday afternoon, the Labour and Green parties announced that – if and when they take the reins of government – they would seek to lower electricity prices by “buying up all the power,” and then just waiting to see what would happen next. “Electricity […]