December 12, 2017

Gay Jesus Billboard ruled ‘not offensive’

A complaint about a church in Auckland, New Zealand displaying a billboard questioning whether Jesus was gay has been dismissed on the grounds it wasn't offensive. The St Matthew-in-the-City billboard featured an image of baby Jesus in a manger with a rainbow coloured halo and the words: "It's … [Read more...]

Introducing Kim Dotcom – the new stealth person

Newswarped can reveal that a new secret weapon has been uncovered down in little old New Zealand. A large man who can apparently make himself invisible. This stealth man has successfully made himself invisible to our Prime Minister and the leader of the ACT party. He also made himself invisible when … [Read more...]

Brett Seymour leaves Warriors with drink drive conviction

Vodafone Warriors NRL rugby league star Brett Seymour is leaving the club with a court conviction after he fled from the police and was caught drink-driving at twice the legal limit. The 27-year-old was seen by police driving erratically on Church St, near his Onehunga home, and sped up when he … [Read more...]

Zac Guildford flees Rarotonga and wants to give up alcohol

All Black Zac Guildford has arrived back in New Zealand after being smuggled aboard a Pacific Blue flight from Rarotonga to Auckland by All Blacks mentalist, Gilbert Enoka. On his return to New Zealand, Enoka sign the MAF form that he was carrying no harmful pests but did not have his bags … [Read more...]

French team ignored coach at Rugby World Cup

Imanol Harinordoquy says the French team ignored coach Marc Lievremont at the Rugby World Cup because he was "lost". The World Cup runners-up came in for criticism after some poor performances in the pool stages, losing to Tonga and New Zealand before reaching the final. Lievremont called some … [Read more...]

Video shows Rougerie eye-gouge attack on Richie McCaw

Footage of French centre Aurelien Rougerie apparently gouging All Blacks captain Richie McCaw's eye has been released after the All Blacks captain played down the incident. McCaw said yesterday that he got "a poke in the eye" in the World Cup final but is not sure if it was deliberate … [Read more...]

Eye gouge claim against French team in Rugby World Cup Final

The French rugby captain's role in an alleged eye-gouging incident against All Blacks counterpart Richie McCaw during Sunday's final has been questioned by commentator Keith Quinn. Quinn told Radio New Zealand there was an attempt to gouge the All Blacks captain's eye during a ruck towards the … [Read more...]

All Blacks name team for World Cup Final

The All Blacks, who have made no changes to the starting team to contest the Rugby World Cup Final against France on Sunday. The side to be captained by Richie McCaw features just one change on the reserve bench from the team who beat Australia 20-6 in the semifinals, with Adam Thomson recovered … [Read more...]

Aussie pilot survives PNG plane crash that kills 28

An Australian pilot has survived a plane crash in Papua New Guinea, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs says. The Airlines PNG Dash 8 was flying from Lae to Madang on the country's north coast when it crashed in dense forest, near the mouth of the Gogol River, about 20km south of the … [Read more...]

MV Rena captain arrested – up to 70 containers lost overboard

The captain of the stricken container vessel MV Rena has been arrested and charged overnight and will appear in the Tauranga District Court this morning and faces a charge under section 65 of the Maritime Transport Act. The charge under section 65 carries a maximum penalty of $10,000, or a … [Read more...]

MV Rena crew evacuated after mayday call

The crew of the stricken ship MV Rena have been evacuated by helicopter following a mayday call, as 3m swells pound the Tauranga coast where the 47,000 tonne cargo ship has been aground on the Astrolobe Reef since last Wednesday. As much as 350 tonnes of oil had escaped the ship this morning … [Read more...]

Tui says ‘Yeah Right’ billboard not aimed at Steve Jobs

A Tui billboard that apparently pokes fun at the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs is an unfortunate coincidence, the brewery says - but it won't be coming down until Monday. One of the offending billboards - which reads "Job's done. Yeah Right." - is visible to thousands of commuters on … [Read more...]

Container ship runs aground off Tauranga

Dangerous items are understood to be aboard a container ship which has grounded on a reef near Tauranga Harbour in New Zealand. Maritime New Zealand last night said that some dangerous goods were aboard the 236m cargo vessel MV Rena, which prompted an emergency response after it struck Astrolabe … [Read more...]

Zara Phillips turns up in NZ to check on Mike Tindall

Royal newlyweds Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall have been caught on camera this morning in Dunedin, New Zealand. Zara Phillips arrived in Dunedin yesterday only a week after tabloid allegations of her new husband getting up close and friendly with a female patron at a Queenstown bar last … [Read more...]

NZ fisherman lands 305kg Blue Fin Tuna

A fisherman from New Zealand has landed a monster bluefin tuna worth up to $80,000 Japan while fishing off a charter boat off the West Coast of the South Island. Jeremy Walker from Te Awamutu landed the 305.8kg fish at 2.00am on Sunday morning with the help of the other four men onboard. … [Read more...]