There is nothing like a beautiful ''princess'' to bring out
the crowds. Add a cute baby and two heirs to the Throne and
the parts were in place for one of the most successful and
popular royal tours for many a year.
The much-lauded so-called ''legal high'' legislation was
expected to make a significant difference to the scourge of
psychoactive substances and ease the concerns of worried
families dealing with their frightening effects on
A fresh look into how local governments raise money will be
fraught with difficulties, and careful thought must
especially go into whether putting more into a council's
coffers will simply add more to already (in some cases)
annual rate rises.
The excitement of the 15th iD Dunedin Fashion Week (iD
Fashion Show in its first five years) is over and organisers,
contributors, workers, sponsors and volunteers - as well as
Dunedin itself - should take a moment to revel in its
The contentious issues of protection orders and access of
information are again under the spotlight this week,
following further revelations regarding the man who shot dead
his two children in Ravensbourne in January.