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Martin Doyle cartoon: No reason to get touchy-Feeley

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:16:05 +1200 | Martin Doyle

In the reported/posited conspiracy theory that the Minister of Justice joined in an attack on Adam Feeley and the SFO, there is a glaring gap in the logic: a motive. Judith Collins had nothing to gain.More >>

Bespoke seating to be unveiled for Dunedin’s Warehouse Precinct

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:19:58 +1200 | Otago Polytechnic

Four bespoke seats with locally curated time capsules inside are being unveiled in Dunedin’s historic warehouse precinct tomorrow, the 2nd of September, at 12pm.More >>

Winston Peters Shown up by the Civilian Party

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:12:43 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Even the satirical 'Civilian Party' has now offered the Taxpayers’ Union more credible figures for the ' Bribe-O-Meter ' than Winston Peters’ New Zealand First. The Taxpayers’ Union Bribe-O-Meter now includes, National, Labour, the Greens, ...More >>

Claims of an Inquiry at Rehabilitation Centre

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:46:18 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Allegations have surfaced that Whare Oranga Ake Prison rehabilitation centre in Hawkes Bay is under investigation, says New Zealand First. More >>

Two men arrested in relation to avocado orchard burglaries

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:45:00 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police have found about 400 stolen avocados at a Whangarei address following a search warrant this morning. More >>

Australian Webpages download quicker in NZ

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:16:37 +1200 | TrueNet

TrueNet tests show that New Zealand's investment in Fibre to the Node (FTTN) from 2007 to 2011 improved the performance of our telephone line broadband, which is now significantly better than comparable Australian networks.More >>

Collins too compromised to remain Justice Minister

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:42:21 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Bizarre claims by Judith Collins this morning that she had been cleared of inappropriate behaviour by the Privacy Commissioner demonstrates she is too compromised to remain Justice Minister, Labour MP Grant Robertson says.More >>

Juicy carrot for prisoners alarming suggestion – McVicar

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:45:50 +1200 | Conservative Party

The Conservative Party Justice Spokesman, Garth McVicar says the public will be alarmed to learn that the only tool the Corrections Department has available to get prisoners to behave is to offer them a juicy carrot.More >>

B.A.S.E. Jump Athlete Jarno Cordia Takes Sport to New Level

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:05:59 +1200 | Experience Series

Experience Series And B.A.S.E. Jumping Athlete Jarno Cordia Successfully Take the World of Wingsuiting to a New Extreme. More >>

Response to "Kill The PM" Song Coverage

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:46:40 +1200 | at-peace

I do not want to literally kill this man. I do not wish to have sexual relations with anybody related to him. Let's not pretend a silly little song ever changed anything. Last I seen famine was still going pretty strong since 'Heal The World' came out. ...More >>

Objectionable Hip-Hop Song Offensive to All NZ’ers

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:34:11 +1200 | Family First New Zealand

Family First is slamming Auckland hip-hop crew @peace for their new release containing lyrics that threaten to kill Prime Minister John Key and have sex with his daughter. More >>

Beervana Media Brew competition winner announced

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:32:53 +1200 | Beervana

The winner of the 2014 Beervana Media Brew competition, announced at Beervana at 3:30pm today, is the Hallertau Brewery/Dish Magazine (Victoria Wells) Media Brew with their NZ Wild Ale with Horopito. More >>

INXS Kicks in the TV Ratings, Tops the NZ Album Charts

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:30:55 +1200 | Mediaworks

Following the success of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart on TV3, the band’s greatest hits album, INXS: The Very Best has taken the #1 spot in the New Zealand album charts, the first time INXS has had a #1 album here since 1987.More >>

KiwiYo CEO “Deeply Sorry” Over Whangarei Staff Member

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:16:34 +1200 | KiwiYo

Following the news that a member of staff at a KiwiYo franchise in Whangarei has left her job after having been prohibited from using the greeting “Kia Ora” instead using of the officially scripted version in the staff training manual. KiwiYo CEO, ...More >>

Waitemata Police recover digger amongst stolen property

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:14:23 +1200 | New Zealand Police

[Photos: Waitemata Police recover digger amongst haul of stolen property at north Auckland property | New Zealand Police ] More >>

Degrees in Picking up Rubbish

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:02:43 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax media report of a University of Otago survey of Wellington’s street-connected walkways, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Fun firemen’s challenge at Coronet Peak for youth trust

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:33:01 +1200 | Coronet Peak

If visitors to Queenstown’s Coronet Peak this Friday (August 22) wonder why teams of firefighters are skiing or snowboarding down the slopes clutching a 30m-long 20kg fire hose, they can rest easy — there’s no fire.More >>

Family Group Gets ‘F John Key’ Ad Banned

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:08:42 +1200 | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the Advertising Standards Authority to uphold their complaint and ban the Internet Mana party’s ‘ Join the Revolution’ advert on YouTube which includes a crowd chanting "f*** John Key”.More >>

Kiwi arborist wins back-to-back world titles

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:59:50 +1200 | New Zealand Arboricultural Association

Kiwi arborist Scott Forrest has retained his title as World Champion at the recent International Tree Climbing Competition in Milwaukee, United States. More >>

Religion Now Reason for Attack on Election Hoardings

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:59:14 +1200 | The Maori Party

Concerns are emerging that election hoardings implying religion are being targeted after three separate attacks in Auckland recently. “I’m concerned that people may be misunderstanding my hoardings and reacting badly as a result” Maori Party ...More >>

 

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