“We’ve had great feedback from our readers, good and bad, and it’s nice to see people from far flung countries enjoying the chopped and seasoned news from here in New Zealand” said Ed Potts, one of the founders. “We were worried what US or UK folk would think of our spin on their news too, but they seem to like it” he explained.
The satirical site is now read all over the world and has over 150,000 readers in just 14 weeks.
The publication was originally started with just New Zealand news in mind, “New Zealanders living overseas began spreading the word” Ed noted. “We not have over a third of our readers overseas, and that number is growing quickly” he said.
The number of writers and artists working on the publication has grown too.
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