Drug abuse has been described as ''the root of most evils''
and the main cause of a high rate of mental health problems
in the shearing industry.
Thousands of old Dunedin TV sets are being brought in for
recycling thanks to a Government subsidy called the TV
TakeBack. Star reporter Dan Hutchinson takes a look at what
is involved in recycling these TVs.
Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker has returned from
a successful trip visiting Chinese tertiary institutions,
which is already bearing fruit when it comes to student
The Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint about consultation
on the future management of two million newborn baby blood
spot cards, but says more could have been done to keep the
A piece of Dunedin's history lies buried under the city's
latest highway development.
The rebuilding of Christchurch is ''bigger than Ben-Hur'' and
will line the pockets of Dunedin contractors for up to eight
years, Finance Minister Bill English says.
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