Prisoners love smoking nicotine patches and green tea

It’s been a number of years since the ban on tobacco, Kiwi inmates’ surrogate currency. The results are weird, but also predictable. Tobacco had been an important part of prison culture, functioning as the main currency and providing a way to unwind in such a pressurised environment. Inmates could share roll-ups with each other to cement bonds or forge alliances. Prison officers would sometimes use the promise of a cigarette as a means of pacifying troublesome prisoners. Smoking was embedded in the fabric of the New Zealand prison system. Various…

Toddler murdered while Oranga Tamariki focuses on stealing babies from newborn mum’s

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a 16-month-old boy succumbed to serious head injuries yesterday. Hospital staff alerted police to the case, believing the child’s injuries may have been deliberately inflicted. The toddler’s mother has had FIVE other children removed from her care by Oranga Tamariki. That’s right, FIVE fucking children yet The Ministry of Vulnerable Children continue to focus on ‘uplifting’ new born babies from Maori mothers where there is no proof of past abuse towards children. Detective Senior Sergeant Geoff Baber said police had launched a homicide…

Racist Māori woman abuses Springfield Store and Cafe owners

A video has surfaced online of an aggressive Māori woman abusing the two lovely owners of the Springfield Store and Cafe in Canterbury. Springfield, about 65 kilometres west of Christchurch, is the last petrol stop on State Highway 73 before the road snakes through the Southern Alps via Arthur’s Pass to the West Coast.  The rural town, which has about 500 residents, is best known for its large pink doughnut sculpture, a nod to cartoon character Homer Simpson who lives in a town of the same name and loves doughnuts. …

Is Netsafe CEO Martin Cocker behind Momo?

A terrified five-year-old from New Mexico in the US has called the police on Momo, imploring them to track down the scary internet creature. Momo has recently made headlines after images of Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso’s creation reportedly appeared in the middle of children’s videos on YouTube, threatening the viewers and their parents. It also made headlines last year after reports surfaced of a challenge where Momo would tell participants to kill themselves. This was later revealed to be a hoax. Giovanni Pedroz’s parents said they told their son to…