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By Jim Hickey

Opinion: Please stop sending me novelty ties

Hello, everyone. Taupo, how you doing? Beautiful day, today. Lovely high hovering over the country like the cream on the scones at the Wairakei Tourist Park Café. Pop in for one – and say hi to Sally for me. Lovely. I’ve been lucky enough to be let into the nation’s […]

GCSB changes to allow information sharing with Target

GCSB changes to allow information sharing with Target

Prime Minister John Key last night announced a series of sweeping changes to the laws governing the Government Communications Security Bureau that will allow it to legally spy on New Zealand citizens, as well as engage in two-way sharing of surveillance information with consumer affairs television show Target. A report […]

Justin Bieber hopes to play concert at Auschwitz

Justin Bieber hopes to play concert at Auschwitz

Just one day after visiting the house of famous holocaust victim Anne Frank, teen pop icon Justin Bieber has said that he hopes to stage a concert at the infamous World War II death camp Auschwitz. Bieber was reportedly moved by what he learnt about the holocaust at the home […]

Thousands of unemployed are fearful they might soon have a job.

Unemployed strike over cuts to unemployment

New Zealand’s unemployed have gone on strike today in protest of thousands of cuts to unemployment jobs that were announced over the weekend. Minister of Social Development Paula Bennett said yesterday that around 29,000 New Zealanders had left the benefit roles and entered work since 2009, including more than 17,000 […]

State-run news agency KCTV announces the taking of three American hostages including popular actor Nicolas Cage

North Korea threatens to kill Nicolas Cage

The impoverished dictatorship of North Korea is ignoring U.S. calls to cease ratcheting up tensions today, and has instead issued new threats to kill three American hostages it says are being held in Pyongyang. In a propaganda video released this morning on the state-run news channel KCTV, North Korea claimed […]

Telecom urges customers to solve Yahoo!Xtra issues by not using Yahoo!Xtra

Telecom urges customers to solve Yahoo!Xtra issues by not using Yahoo!Xtra

Telecom is responding to the latest in a series of problems with its troubled Yahoo!Xtra email service by suggesting that customers cease using it altogether. The last few weeks have seen the service plagued by a torrent of spam emails targeted at more than 60,000 of its 450,000 email users, […]