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Jerry Collins says he'll do whatever it takes to protect his family

Jerry Collins locks self in jail cell, won’t come out

Former All Black Jerry Collins has locked himself in a Japanese jail cell and is this morning refusing to come out. Japanese police in the city of Hamamatsu, where Collins is being held, have been trying to get him out of the cell since he locked himself in there late […]

Susan Devoy is confident that she can help ease simmering tensions between European New Zealanders and the country's indigenous blacks

Susan Devoy promises to reach out to nation’s blacks

Incoming Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has today promised to forge a close working relationship with New Zealand’s indigenous black people. Devoy, a former squash player and four time winner of the World Open, was last week appointed to the high-ranking position by Minister of Ethnic Affairs, Judith Collins. […]

Bear Grylls seized by customs

Bear Grylls seized by customs

A British man was arrested late yesterday afternoon after attempting to smuggle a fully grown Bear Grylls into New Zealand. The man, who had flown into Auckland International Airport from the United Kingdom, was detained after he failed to declare Bear Grylls on his passenger arrival card. Specifically, the man […]

Fonterra releases world first bottle with less milk

Fonterra releases world first bottle with less milk

Dairy giant Fonterra has announced what it calls a “world first” light-proof milk bottle that will keep its contents fresher for longer and also contain less milk. The new bottle was unveiled yesterday at an event in downtown Auckland by Fonterra’s managing director of brands, Peter McClure, who described the […]

Steven Joyce is said to be relieved that he'll finally get to go home

Novopay debacle solved by restarting computer

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce is winning praise this morning after he permanently solved the Novopay debacle by restarting the system’s main computer. Joyce, who was put in charge of fixing the faulty payroll system earlier this year, is today describing the solution as “actually fairly simple, it turns out.” […]

Return of Marmite eases drought

Return of Marmite eases drought

Extreme drought conditions being faced by the country’s North Island are easing today as health food giant Sanitarium re-releases its popular breakfast spread, Marmite. The spread has been off the shelves since March of last year due to production delays stemming from the Christchurch earthquake, and its reintroduction to stores […]