It is perhaps not a desirable image, suitable for the sort of
glossy brochures and adrenaline-pumped screen footage we use
to promote Godzone, but there can be no doubt: tourists and
toilets go hand in hand.
With increased rights comes responsibility. This was the
salutary warning last week from Dunedin City councillor
Neville Peat as the hearings committee he was chairing
recommended the council backtrack on some of its more
hardline proposed dog control bylaws.
The significance of the proposed merger of two rival New
Zealand media giants cannot be underestimated. Australian
parent companies Fairfax Media and APN are talking about
whether to merge the New Zealand arms of their businesses -
NZME and Fairfax NZ - into a major listed media company.