The law governing elections is absolutely riven with inconsistencies, implausibilities and impracticalities, as anyone who has had to grapple with the Electoral Act 1993 can tell you.
NZ First leader Winston Peters talks to Mike Houlahan about political longevity, the importance of the provinces, and how he wants to save the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter.
Senior doctors say they will continue to fight for proper services to be provided in the new Dunedin Hospital.
Full planes will soon be landing at southern airports following yesterday’s announcement that social distancing requirements on aircraft and public transport will be eased.
Hillside railway workshops should return to assembly work, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
The Government's announcement a final sign-off for Dunedin's new hospital won't come until next year amounts to a "scandalous" delay in progress, Michael Woodhouse says.
National's tumultuous year is summed up neatly by the fact that when the Otago Daily Times organised this interview, a different person was meant to be sitting on the opposite side of the table.
On average, most governments can expect to have to deal with one major crisis a term.
Back in the first-past-the-post era, campaigning politicians could have been forgiven for bypassing the southern seats — for several of those electorates it was literally a one-in-100 year event if...
The Southern DHB would be "putting good money after bad" if it refurbished mental health facilities in the Wakari Hospital tower block in Dunedin its chief executive says.
The Southern District Health Board has once more been placed on notice to drastically improve its financial performance.
Today, the Otago Daily Times continues its series of interviews with the leaders of the political parties now in Parliament. In part two, Green Party co-leaders James Shaw...
Shamed financial adviser Barry Kloogh’s decision to appeal his sentence for stealing more than $15 million from his clients shows his lack of remorse for his crimes, some of his victims say.
An ambitious plan to allow international sports teams to train while isolating in Queenstown is a step closer to reality.
Two Dunedin Hospital scanning machines have broken down in recent weeks.
More than 1000 Southern District Health Board patients have been waiting more than four months for planned surgery.
The Southern District Health Board is considering a new system of recruiting senior doctors to provide adequate cover for regional hospitals.
In a bid to unclog its slow-moving emergency departments, the Southern District Health Board is developing an "escalation" plan to try to improve patient flow.
It was not quite a maiden voyage, but boat-builder Adrian Rongen was a happy man on Saturday when his new ARVee made it on to Lake Waihola.
An Oamaru house was severely damaged by fire early this morning.