Embattled Justice Minister Judith Collins publicly apologised
to television reporter Katie Bradford last night after
attacking her on Twitter and telling a rival channel Bradford
had inappropriately approached her when she was Police
The Dunedin City Council's policy towards trees is being put
to the test as councillors try to decide what should take
priority - a huge, healthy, century-old specimen tree or the
house that was built around it 20 years ago.
You might think a large, beautifully produced book on the
wartime experiences of Australians and New Zealanders would
hold a lot of interest for New Zealand readers. Sadly, in
this case, you would be wrong.
Housing has emerged as the largest issue to date in the
election, which is still five months away. Housing Minister
Nick Smith was in Christchurch this week with further
announcements for the earthquake-damaged city. Business
editor Dene Mackenzie reviews the announcements so far.