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“I won’t do anything unless God approves” – Israel Folau

Following on from the controversies this week over his post on social media regarding people he declared were ‘going to hell’, Israel Folau has doubled down on his statements despite his career hanging in the balance. Folau has been quoted as saying he will give up rugby “if that is what God wants” and that he believes God is in control of all things. Now, an insider close to the man is saying that Folau is ready to hand his life completely over to the Lord God. “He has truly… Read More

Militant Vegan demands justice for baby opossum

A militant vegan is outraged at footage released by the University of Michigan which shows a giant tarantula devouring a small opossum in the Peruvian Jungle. Researchers were excited by the find and documented the encounter as part of their ongoing research into the wide variety of species living in the famous jungle. Seeing a spider capture and eat a similarly-sized animal is rare, said one of the researchers. An article discussing the event was published in the scholarly journal Amphibian and Reptile conservation. Backlash on twitter Although researchers were… Read More

Lime company may appeal to Human Rights Commission

Lime may appeal to the Human Rights Commission if councils do not immediately reinstate their permits to operate,  an insider says. Auckland council decided to temporarily suspend Lime’s permit on Friday, following recurring safety issues with the scooters. Dunedin council made a similar call on the same day. A prompt on the Lime app now begs users to email the council and demand the decision be reversed. Unfortunately for Lime, although Auckland council has so far received more than 4000 emails regarding the issue, not all of them are in support of… Read More

Riding a Lime scooter? Watch out for Parking Wardens

Chances are you have ridden a Lime scooter, particularly if you live in or have visited one of the cities where they operate. But have you ever given any thought to where you left it once you were done? Rumours are emerging that Councils in parts of the country where Lime scooters operate may consider regulating their use under parking management bylaws. Councils use parking bylaws to determine which activities can be carried out in a particular area. The bylaws cover matters such as where you can park and for… Read More

Associates of unruly tourists may have infiltrated Facebook

The unruly tourists who have been the centre of a social media storm over the last month are not finished with New Zealanders yet. Members of the Facebook group Gypsy Scammers in NZ have been repeatedly targeted in what appears to be a carefully orchestrated reporting campaign. The group was started in the wake of the first reports about the family, where they trashed a Takapuna beach before hurling abuse and threats at witnesses. Membership grew quickly, with numbers exceeding 1,000 in the first week. The current membership stands at nearly 5,000…. Read More

Gillette to make new ad in response to bus stop incident

Gillette has vowed to reinforce their campaign against toxic masculinity, following an incident at a bus stop in Auckland. Tae Park was waiting with other passengers when an intoxicated white man approached him and began making threatening and racist remarks. When Park began filming, the man became more enraged and threatened to push him in front of traffic, before knocking a cyclist off his bike. Despite Park’s pleas for help from bystanders, everyone ignored the aggressive white man.   Earlier this year, Gillette released a controversial new video challenging traditional masculine… Read More

Bounty on travellers’ heads confirmed

Rumors of a bounty on the heads of the unruly travellers appear to be true, The Stuffed Herald can confirm. Our Herald was able to secure an exclusive interview with a man wishing to be known only as Winston, who is the owner of the mysterious Continental Hotel.   “Yes, we have received word of a bounty.” He said. “Some independent contractors I am acquainted with have been discussing this offer, but nobody is particularly interested.” Our Herald asked Winston what he thought might be behind the lack of interest…. Read More

Flight crew negotiating shift swap to avoid flying with rowdy tourists

No one wants to deal with the rowdy tourists – not even flight crews. Tonight, Newshub aired an interview held with the group spokesman, John Johnson. Mr Johnson told Newshub he and several members of his family had retreated to the hills above Wellington, and were staying in tents. He claims they fear for their very lives, and dare not show themselves in case they are attacked. “We’re down a lot of money.” He said – perhaps referring to the email scam they were caught out by several days ago…. Read More

Tourists accused of scamming get scammed: “we thought it was legit”

The family of tourists at the centre of a controversial storm this week say that have become victims of an elaborate scam. Soon after speaking with the media, John Johnson, who acted as spokesperson for the group, received an email offering a large sum of money. “It was from the Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor.” Mr Johnson told The Stuffed Herald. “I thought it was legit and all, because like I said earlier to that other newspaper he’s my grandfather and the tenth richest man in England.” Hugh Grosvenor is 27 years… Read More