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Today’s Trivia

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Babies are often born with dark blue eyes which will often change colour several times before they set, which can be as late as when the child is 2 years old. (Source)

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Daily dose of Awww

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Amazing. And that’s before you factor in the odds of capturing it on video

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Daily Roundup

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Proof of the decline of civilisation

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Grubby anonymous John Key hit-job

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Fairfax has published a remarkable semi-op-ed on the Stuff site that has no byline and comments are disabled.  In it, it posits that John Key being caught with his fly undone is the worst he’s done yet.  His fly undone!  Worse than assaulting pony tailed young women and aiding and abetting prison rape jokes.

He’s tugged ponytails and forced three-way handshakes, but this could be the Prime Minister’s most uncomfortable moment to date.

In an interview on Simon Barnett and Gary McCormick’s morning radio show on Thursday, John Key spoke about the “man code”, being caught with his fly down, and the colour of his underpants.

The interview began innocently enough as the three spoke of Barnett’s heroic act earlier in the week, when he saved a woman from a written-off car. Read more »

That should sort the housing crisis

It can build an entire house in just two days – and never takes tea breaks.

An Australian firm has revealed the Hadrian X, a giant truck mounted building robot that can lay 1,000 bricks an hour, glueing them into place.

It can work 24 hours day, and finish an entire house in just two days.

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Little goes into damage control

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Despite an agreement with the Greens that there will be no policy surprises, Labour leader Andrew Little says the first he learned of a potentially world-first policy to reduce house prices was in the news.

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei revealed on Wednesday that her party wants to see property prices reduced by the government over the next 10 to 15 years.

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Key: Greens are “barking mad”

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Prime Minister John Key has described a plan to lower Auckland house prices as “barking mad”.

The Greens say prices need to drop to where they’re three to four times the median household income, where they have historically been. Presently the average-priced home is 10 times that, ownership rates are falling and homelessness is growing.

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says the party wants to find a way to slowly bring prices down to a point they’re “reasonable”. Read more »