Death and taxes, they say, are the two unavoidable facts of existence. But taxes can be avoided if you sleep in Albert Park and play the bongo drums for spare change outside McDonald's. Death, on the other hand, comes for us all.
About a year ago I drafted an obituary for the ACT Party. I didn't publish it, but with all the flailing about and bizarre antics Seymour was doing trying to stay relevant while being dead in the polls, I thought it was about time to write them off.
A year and a half out from the cannabis referendum and the air is thick with pot-head panegyrics to the delights of Mary Jane. Well I’m here to tell you the dope fiends have got it wrong. It’s almost as if their minds have been befuddled.
One Te Puke Kiwifruit Orchardist Drove all the way to Te Awamutu tonight to stare National Party MPs Barbara Kuriger and Chris Bishop in the eye and tell them how the new Arms Act they helped enact has grievously impacted on his business.
Newshub has published a preview of a new special show they're airing called "Because It Matters", with the tagline for the episode being "Hidden in plain sight: #Newshub's Patrick Gower investigates racism in New Zealand."
A reader has sent in two videos he took on Anzac Day of a man being threatened with arrest for his sign, with the police taking his details. The sign had a simple Christian message on one side and a tribute to his uncle on the other.
Last Thursday, Elliot Ikilei, the deputy leader of the New Conservative Party logged on to his Twitter account to find out he had been suspended from the platform. What was his crime? Did he say something hateful or dishonest?