A website tricking people into making fetish content? Sound familiar?

David Farrier becomes suspicious about yet another website that is very quick to point out that it is not porn. Definitely not porn.

Pregnant Princess Meghan Harry Windsor Cambridge pregnantly tours New Zealand

Emily Writes travels to the future to file the first news report on Meghan and Harry's forthcoming tour of New Zealand.

Mental Health Foundation’s warning to social media users on Jami-Lee Ross

Reports that Botany MP has been sectioned and is in care for mental health issues have sparked a flurry of conjecture over the last couple of days

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To The I-Land: Remembering Barry Linton, 1947-2018

Comics artist and writer Dylan Horrocks pays tribute to the revered New Zealand cartoonist Barry Linton, who died last week.

Farrier vs Hayden: round 2

Our two favourite frenemies still have a lot of shit to work through.

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Repressed Memories: Christmas in the Park

The annual free concert featuring the top local pop stars of the day is one of New Zealand's most enduring Christmas traditions. James Mustapic looks back at its most memorable moments.

Where are the women/Māori/anyone other than white dudes in the CTO debate?

In the ongoing palaver around the non-appointment of a chief technology officer, we're awash in opinions from pakeha blokes

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Good Week, Bad Week: September 28

This week in our regular round-up of the week's winners and losers in New Zealand news: it was a very bad week for people trying to pronounce our prime minister's name.

StuffMe is dead. Does StuffMediaworks make any sense?

Stuff-Me is dead, with the merger between media companies Stuff and NZME once again denied by the courts. A different combination now looms large as a possibility, but would it work? 

Holy shit: Is Radio Sport woke now?

Media bias, collective guilt for Nazi atrocities and being on the wrong side of history: It was a pretty heavy Sunday night on Radio Sport.

White Man Behind A Desk quits comedy, pivots to political commentary

The calculus of supply and demand has driven WMBAD to abandon humour and focus instead on hot takes

On The Rag: The 5 kinds of TV ads aimed at women (WATCH)

The On The Rag podcast team – Michele A'Court, Alex Casey and Leonie Hayden – look back at the lady ads that made them the women they are today.