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A land tax just for foreigners? Come on John, you’re better than this

thespinoff.co.nz — Land tax is a good idea. But the proposal to lump it on non-residents alone just invites go-betweens to take advantage. Time for a properly coherent tax policy, argues Gareth Morgan.

We fixed Larry Williams’ historically bad column on Auckland beggars

thespinoff.co.nz — We fixed Larry Williams' abominable 'ban the beggars' column. For the most part, all it took was replacing the words 'beggars' and 'begging' with 'boomers'. It started with Bob Jones. Then the virus spread. A Wellington mayoral contender called for begging to be banned, in an edited Facebook post

Hunt for the Waitangi dildo: A special investigation by The Spinoff's Hayden Donnell

nzherald.co.nz — By Hayden Donnell It is perhaps the world's most famous dildo - but what became of it? Hayden Donnell reveals the answer in this Spinoff special investigation into the fate of the Waitangi dildo. We all remember the moment of impact. "Thwack." Pink flesh striking pink flesh.

Hunt for the Waitangi dildo: A Spinoff special investigation

thespinoff.co.nz — It is perhaps the world's most famous dildo - but what became of it? Hayden Donnell reveals the answer in this Spinoff special investigation into the fate of the Waitangi dildo. We all remember the moment of impact. "Thwack." Pink flesh striking pink flesh. The dildo sprung off Steven Jo

Is Victoria University Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan the biggest dryballs in New Zealand? A Spinoff investigation

thespinoff.co.nz — Victoria University Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan is in a fight with Salient magazine over a "disgusting" 96-word satirical article about him, but is his anger evidence of a deeper issue? Sir Neville Jordan's life story is inspiring. He started his working life at age 13 as a child

A brief history of National MPs trashing the rail link they just funded

thespinoff.co.nz — In light of National's decision to fast-track the City Rail Link, Hayden Donnell looks back at some of the times the party's top MPs scorned the project as a terrible idea beloved only by wastrel lefties. National's stance on public transport in Auckland lurched toward sanity yesterday,

Can We Guess Your Age From These Five Questions?

Is John Key Gutless? Yes He Probably is TBH

3news.co.nz — In the words of Tony Abbott, New Zealand and Australia are more than friends - we're family. That's true to an extent. We have close economic ties. About 650,000 New Zealanders live over there. But there's at least one difference: family don't usually exile you to a remote island prison.

Newsworthy Quiz: Who Said It, Mike Hosking or John Key?

3news.co.nz — Guess who, don't sue: which prominent media man lost his rag and went off on this leftist spiel on housing? "Having a smallish clique of homeowners is not good for its economy or its social landscape.

A Beautiful Death

pantograph-punch.com — A Beautiful Death It seems ridiculous that I spent a chunk of Friday evening weeping pathetically over the end of Campbell Live. Neither John Campbell nor his team burst into flames after his last ka kite anō. They'll find new jobs. We'll hear from them again. It's not the end.
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