The guarded optimism about the proposed separated cycleways
for Dunedin's one-way streets north of Queens Gardens is
Food and shelter are key necessities for a caring society but
lately, food quality for some of the most vulnerable in the
South has been called into question.
New Zealanders will have the opportunity, it now seems, to
watch Prime Minister John Key be subject to protest and abuse
as he visits Te Tii Marae.
Labour's policy of three years' free tertiary education for
all has spiced up politics and created a clear point of
difference from National.
More families were torn apart at the weekend when the lives
of two teenagers who were too young to hold drivers' licences
Dunedin has a vibrant arts culture and one of the most
significant parts of the culture is the Southern Sinfonia.
The sinfonia is a treasure, and fortunately one which is not
hidden away from public view.
New Zealand has slipped down the 2015 Corruption Perceptions
Index and is now the fourth-least corrupt country after
usually being in the top three of the 167 countries ranked
Pregnant women are being advised to not consider travelling
to countries affected by the mosquito-borne zika virus for
fear of harming their unborn children - a chilling warning.
The comments from Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull that the city is in
"a very agreeable position'' as it considers its budget for
the next financial year is both heartening and concerning.
The political year in New Zealand is marked by two
significant events. First, politicians visit Ratana Pa,
followed two weeks later by the annual visit to Waitangi on
It has been many a year since state education in New Zealand
could be considered ‘‘free'', notably for secondary schools.
Should we be surprised?
The mass molestation of women on New Year's Eve in Cologne
has rocked and shocked Germany.
The Dunedin summer so far has been a bit damp, in both
weather and the amount of activity with which the public can
Economic growth is essential within any region and no less so
in Otago where a mainly hands-off approach by the Government
has meant local businesses have used their own expertise to
Iran has made the first steps of what many now believe will
be the integration of Teheran back into the international
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