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Who will be National’s next leader?

Written By: - Date published: 7:57 am, February 14th, 2018 - 77 comments

Following Bill English’s resignation the question is who will be National’s next leaders.  The Standard authors have put their heads together and come up with some suggestions.

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 2:39 pm, February 9th, 2018 - 80 comments

Sticking with Bill is the right move for National

Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, February 9th, 2018 - 15 comments

National knows what to expect with Bill.

Thought for the day

Written By: - Date published: 6:12 am, January 16th, 2018 - 14 comments

Satire vs bullying.

The Adventures of CosmoGuy: US Ambassador to New Zealand (and Samoa!)

Written By: - Date published: 1:35 pm, December 29th, 2017 - 3 comments

The alleged ‘thoughts’ of Scott Brown, the highly intelligent and very cool ambassador of the Partisan States of America to NooZiland. In an exposition of typical blinding intelligence, he tries to explain to his beloved Orange Lord what he is doing here (and in Samoa!).

Who is the white dude of the year?

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, December 28th, 2017 - 265 comments

Ben Torkington has proposed on twitter that there should be a white dude of the year competition.  Who should be the inaugural winner of this esteemed competition and why?

Tory Translation Service

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, December 17th, 2017 - 211 comments

  I don’t often admit that there is anything that the right do better than the left, but, credit where it’s due, there are a few things. Chief amongst them are dog whistling and wedge politics. These are calculated political silencing tactics that use language to belittle the left and make us appear alienated from […]

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, December 7th, 2017 - 37 comments

Keep it seemly.

The Great Australian Bight honest Government ad

Written By: - Date published: 4:30 pm, October 25th, 2017 - 4 comments

The Australian Government just released this ad about the Great Australian Bight and it’s surprisingly honest and informative. 🌎🐋

What colour undies will Jordan wear?

Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, October 22nd, 2017 - 23 comments

Caption competition

Written By: - Date published: 2:43 pm, October 20th, 2017 - 49 comments

Site down this afternoon

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, October 19th, 2017 - 51 comments

The site will be down this afternoon for a few hours for scheduled maintenance.

Wellington Political Theatre’s Waiting for Godot – a review

Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, October 17th, 2017 - 12 comments

Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot by the city’s oldest company, the Wellington Political Theatre, is a triumph.

Poor reporters

Written By: - Date published: 5:05 pm, October 16th, 2017 - 19 comments

Spare a thought for our poor political reporters today.

Why you should vote – from a White Man Behind a Desk

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, September 19th, 2017 - 4 comments

It’s the kind of video that makes you go “what the fuck man. with one (1) eight minute video you convinced half of my “it’s my right to not vote and i hate politicians so Fuck Elections” friends to vote. i’ve been trying for weeks, and you put up a singular video on it and they’re persuaded.”

US presidential campaign heats up along with the hurricanes

Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, September 12th, 2017 - 9 comments

The first contender has declared, albeit so far in a humorous manner. Less humorous has been the hurricanes that have been hitting southern states this season. You can understand why the oil industries anti-scientist Scott Pruitt that Trump put in charge of the EPA doesn’t want to talk about it.

Best debate zinger

Written By: - Date published: 6:36 am, September 1st, 2017 - 6 comments

The best debate zinger didn’t come from anyone on the stage.

Real video from National’s campaign launch

Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, August 30th, 2017 - 8 comments

The Standard has received real video from National’s campaign launch

Caption competition

Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, August 29th, 2017 - 47 comments


Photo: Tracy Watkins

Caption competition

Written By: - Date published: 1:43 pm, August 22nd, 2017 - 56 comments

3:43

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, August 12th, 2017 - 4 comments

Great (Aussie) video on the gender pay gap…  

Caption competition

Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, August 9th, 2017 - 29 comments

Keep it seemly …

Bill English’s texts leaked

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, August 9th, 2017 - 21 comments

Some of Bill English’s texts have been released. And they are not what you might expect.

Breaking: calls for Paddy Gower’s resignation as MSM slips in its own bullshit

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, August 9th, 2017 - 24 comments

Last night all the excitement finally caught up with them, leading to calls for Paddy Gower to resign and for MSM organisations to delete their social media accounts.

Bill Bored?

Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, August 5th, 2017 - 5 comments

Delivering pizza for NZ

Written By: - Date published: 7:19 am, July 24th, 2017 - 16 comments

Full marks to Nathaniel Watson for what Newshub called “an incredible work of graphic design satire”:

The Doctor Who helpline

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, July 19th, 2017 - 51 comments

Lordy, what’s going on?

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, July 14th, 2017 - 42 comments

May calls for Corbyn’s help

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, July 14th, 2017 - 13 comments

Theresa May knows that the tories are utterly stuffed over Brexit so she’s calling for ideas / trying to spread the blame. Jeremy Corbyn had the perfect reply.

Jonathan Pie – Socialism strikes back

Written By: - Date published: 3:24 pm, June 15th, 2017 - 5 comments

One week after the UK election, how did we miss this one?…

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 3:55 pm, June 2nd, 2017 - 56 comments

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