The powerful new role played by unions and party members in selecting Labour leaders needs to be reviewed, one of the party's Dunedin MPs says.
Jacinda Ardern must prove she has substance, as at present her new deputy has more credibility, University of Otago law professor and political commentator Andrew Geddis says.
Gaynor Bungard has to "starve" herself before she leaves her house because she cannot get the bowel surgery she was promised last year.
Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has vowed not to ''walk away'' from her homeless protest in an emotional rally in the Octagon.
Nearly a third of Southern District Health Board senior doctors and dentists plan to leave in the next five years, a senior doctors' survey has found.
Nominations closed yesterday in the troubled Clutha-Southland National Party selection contest, but it is not known how many put their names forward.
After 23 years in the job, Presbyterian Support Otago chief executive Gillian Bremner has announced she is leaving for a new life in Africa.
The man who had been considered the likely front-runner in National's Clutha-Southland selection is not putting his name forward.
Moral judgements are not all that helpful when deciding who gets a house, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says.
A passing vet nurse helped rescue a dog injured after falling up to five metres into the Water of Leith, in Dunedin.
Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has accused the Ministry of Social Development of the ''character assassination'' of two homeless Dunedin women, one of whom is pregnant.
An 83-year-old may have to take out a loan for private treatment because Dunedin Hospital’s eye department is too busy to see him.
The Southern District Health Board is not concerned by an apparent 80% rise in physical assaults on staff at Wakari Hospital.
A prison worker who put intimate details online about a relationship with his co-worker will not get his job back.
The man who co-ordinated the crucial work of keeping Dunedin Hospital’s "crumbling" buildings operational has left for a new job.