Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has been relatively low-key in her housing portfolio — barring an embarrassing slip-up concerning state housing numbers on live TV — but that changed yesterday with the...
A group of Southland Hospital surgeons say none of the changes the SDHB has proposed in response to a highly critical report into its colonoscopy services will truly improve access for patients in need of the investigation.
A huge amount of work meant the southern region had "dodged a bullet" and avoided cases of Covid-19 in an aged care facility, a Southern District Health Board committee meeting was told yesterday.
The much-delayed decision on the provision of maternity services in inland Otago should not be postponed again, a Southern District Health Board committee meeting heard yesterday.
Housing was the major issue of the 2017 election, and the lack of progress achieved by the KiwiBuild programme means it remains firmly at the centre of political debate. Mike Houlahan reports.
Education is always a significant election issue, perhaps more so in 2020 as people laid off due to Covid-19 consider retraining. Political reporter Mike Houlahan considers the main party’s policies.
Mike Houlahan profiles the Dunedin electorate.
Mike Houlahan profiles the Taieri electorate.
Mike Houlahan profiles the Te Tai Tonga electorate.
Covid-19 has been an economic as well as a health disaster. Mike Houlahan examines the political parties’ plans to restore jobs and financial wellbeing to New Zealand.
Covid-19 is the dominant health issue at the moment, but there are much wider issues in the health sector for our political parties to debate. Mike Houlahan reports.
The 2020 election will almost certainly go down in history as the "Covid-19 election". Mike Houlahan looks at the differing approaches the main political parties would take to managing the pandemic...
Although under MMP it is, generally, really only the party vote that matters, that does not mean that parties do not want to win electorate seats.
The Southern District Health Board spent $9million in five months combatting Covid-19.
Substantial work needs to be urgently done to improve the readiness of southern aged residential care facilities for an outbreak of Covid-19, a new report says.
A fiery and personal exchange about climate change was the stand-out moment in an at times feisty election debate between Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National leader Judith Collins last night.
Queenstown is right in the middle of one of the safest National electorates in the country, and few political leaders find their way there during campaign season.
A man with an enormous, and enormously expensive, addiction to methamphetamine, will continue his rehabilitation behind bars after being sentenced on a wide variety of charges yesterday.
Shayne Carter has been called many things in his life, but laureate is a new one.
The financial advice sector needs to do more to protect customers against predatory criminals such as Barry Kloogh, Labour commerce spokesman Kris Faafoi says.