So New Zealand is ''spying'' on some of our ''closest'',
''friendliest'' and most ''vulnerable'' neighbours.
Privy Council's quashing of Teina Pora's conviction for the
murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 cannot help but raise further
concerns about New Zealand's justice system.
The prosecution of the Ministry of Social Development by
WorkSafe New Zealand could prove a gamechanger for the public
service and its workers - as well as private-sector employers
- in this country.
There is little doubt one of Dunedin's greatest assets is its
rich arts and cultural scene.
It is in Christchurch that the pressure on rates is at its
most acute. Despite the billions from the Government and
insurance, the earthquakes have scarred not just the earth
but also the city finances.
Every time the Remuneration Authority bumps up members of
Parliament salaries the public, or at least large parts of
it, is appalled.
Overseas tourists coming to New Zealand or Australia are
often surprised by biosecurity measures.
It is easy to see why New Zealanders, just like Parliament,
are divided about this country's involvement in the Iraq
The issue of overseas drivers has flared again, and for very
good reason. Five appeared in Otago courts on Monday after a
weekend of death and injury.
The Government seems headed on a collision course with
environmentalists over its plans to amend legislation which
could open New Zealand's seabed to mining.
Political turmoil in Britain is ensuring political pundits
hedge their bets as to which party will be able to form a
government after the May 7 election.
Prime Minister John Key will face an early litmus test of how
his Government is tracking when the Northland by-election is
held on March 28.
''We're not talking about houses. We're talking about
It looks a done deal. At least part of the America's Cup
qualifying series will be raced in Auckland and the
Government will support Team New Zealand with taxpayers'
Damned if we do, and damned if we don't. That is the position
New Zealand faces on commitments to join the struggle against
the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
The colleges and flats have been filling as students flood
back to Dunedin and the University of Otago.
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