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Celebrity mentions New Zealand

Celebrity mentions New Zealand

In what has been described as a pretty big deal with enormous ramifications, a popular American celebrity has mentioned New Zealand on their internationally broadcast television show. Well known U.S. talk show host David Letterman made the off-hand mention of New Zealand yesterday while discussing gay marriage with his musical […]

No one attends dawn service

No one attends dawn service

In an awkward turn of events, almost no one has attended Anzac Day dawn services this morning after many felt that 5am was too early to wake up. Organisers across the country have reported that about “five or six people” turned up to ceremonies in Auckland, while “four-ish” turned up […]

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 […]