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Peter Jackson is confident that his popular film trilogy would make an excellent book.

Peter Jackson planning novelization of The Hobbit

Award-winning New Zealand director Peter Jackson has said he’s considering a novel adaptation of his popular film trilogy The Hobbit. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first film in the series, was released late last year to widespread popularity, grossing more than $1,000,000,000 worldwide at the box office. That success […]

Tui billboards all a big misunderstanding

Tui billboards all a big misunderstanding

Beer brewing giant DB Breweries has been horrified to learn that, for many years, people have been taking their iconic Tui billboards sarcastically. The billboards, established to advertise DB’s famous brand of Tui beer, feature short statements on a black background next to a red panel that reads “Yeah right.” […]

Government aid for farmers “droughtful”, jokes Key

Government aid for farmers “droughtful”, jokes Key

At question time in parliament yesterday, Prime Minister John Key was pressed by Labour Leader David Shearer on whether the government would offer a comprehensive aid package to farmers affected by the North Island drought. Key responded that, while the government would provide routine aid in the form of funding […]

National proposes legislation to Saturdayise Mondays

National proposes legislation to Saturdayise Mondays

As a bill authored by Labour MP David Clark to “Mondayise” all national holidays makes its way through parliament, the National Government is responding with a counter-proposal to Saturdayise all Mondays. Clark’s bill, which would mandate all national holidays take place on the nearest Monday to ensure that employees get […]

Former Pope Benedict XVI elected new pope

Former Pope Benedict XVI elected new pope

Former Pope Benedict XVI appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to rapturous applause this evening, having been elected the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church. “It is an honour beyond words” said Benedict as he stood before thousands of cheering faithful. “That I, until now a simple […]

Teen critically injured after failing to blow on pie

Teen critically injured after failing to blow on pie

A teen is in critical condition in Auckland City Hospital this morning after neglecting to blow on a pie before attempting to eat it. The seventeen year old boy from Grey Lynn purchased the pie – understood to be a Big Ben’s Steak & Cheese – at his local dairy […]