Dr Don Seeks To Sink Santa

Former ACT Party leader Dr Don Brash has confirmed he is seeking to replace Santa Claus as the bringer of joy to children around the world. Persistent rumours of a move into the world of Christmas cheer have dogged Dr Brash since he resigned from the ACT Party on election night. Last night Dr Brash…

Gift Duty Ruling Stuns North Pole Resident

The Inland Revenue Department is reminding taxpayers of their obligations to pay gift duty, after an elderly taxpayer was found guilty of tax evasion. The lawyer for the man, who has interim name suppression,  has said his client will appeal the decision. The ruling came after the IRD discovered a trail of undeclared gifts by…

Violence Mars Santa Parade Again

Organisers of the Auckland Santa Parade are reported to be considering cancelling future parades, after an incident ruined the annual event for families. The event attracts up to a quarter of a million people, but in the last few years a number of incidents have ruined the enjoyment of the spectacle for many. According to…

Copyright Ruling Crushes Santa

Copyright and brand owners were celebrating yesterday after a United States court issued a landmark ruling. The ruling came after Masbrell Toys sued Mr Santa Claus for copyright, patent and trade mark infringement. Masbell alleged the manufacture and distribution by Mr Claus of toys for the children of the world infringed numerous rights held by…