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Keeping up with the Kontentsphere

Friday 22nd September 2017

Has another week passed you by with nary a fleeting glance at the weird and wonderful world of online content? Get the goss with another handy installment of Keeping up with the Kontentsphere.

Photo: Trademe


It’s been a rocky road but finally, the small, smoggy car that is the New Zealand democratic process is trundling toward its destination with barely a drop left in the tank.

What was your favourite part of waiting for the election to be over? #JacindaWombWatch2k17? Bill English shivering in the shadow of John Key? Gareth Morgan blocking everyone and their mum on Twitter? That guy with a hard-on for hot communists? Patrick Gower’s alliteration?

And why not scoop up some lovely memorabilia while you’re at it?

Painted in the medium of oil on canvas by artist Hazel Hunt, the current bid is a very reasonable $300. Depending on Saturday night’s results, however, the price could be set to soar. Support the arts and get yourself a piece of history!


Remember those fun-loving, champagne-guzzling, racial-slurring Real Housewives of Auckland who briefly, but notoriously, took to our screens for about a month last year?

Well Girls creator and star Lena Dunham does, probably because she just caught up with the series this week! Taking to her Instagram story to document her newfound love of the series, Lena’s appreciation did not go unnoticed by local media who lapped up her tenuous connection to our quaint little country with joy.

Who is Lena’s favourite housewife? Gilda of course, though when warned not to heed any of her political preferences, the controversial writer/director/comedienne already knew what's up:


While our devil queens may be known for their more conservative leanings, when it comes to our Lorde things are not quite so clear. So who is Ella Yelich-O’Connor voting for? We can but piece together the clues….

- She likes the colour Green.

- She’s not a young nat.

- She’s a millennial homeowner.

- Her mum is voting Labour:

So what does all that tell us???

A secret TOP voter if I ever saw one.


With the press cycle for the impending NBA season nearly upon us, Steven Adams is getting in early with his signature adorableness already in full swing on a trip to the Oklahoma City zoo with his OKC teammates.

Many beautiful times were had and it is worth taking the time to enjoy all of them in this oh-so-convenient ‘twitter moments’ package, including (but not limited to) Steven Adams catching a butterfly, Steven Adams chanting ‘Harambe’ at a Gorilla and Steven Adams talking about artificially inseminating a cow.


Shortland Street star turned Riverdale star KJ Apa fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car after a 14 hour work day this week.

The incident has reportedly enraged many on the set of Riverdale who think that certain sweetie pies should not be working such long hours. KJ is fine apparently but his car got written off.

KJ!!! Get some sleep!!

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