A political career which began as being the rear end of a pantomime cow in a student protest has now got Dunedin lawyer Rachel Brooking elected to Parliament.
Rino Tirikatene made a comfortable return to Parliament in the Te Tai Tonga electorate, but said the Maori Party made the election a contest and would continue to keep Labour honest.
The South Island is now the red island, after Labour hurtled to a remarkable party vote clean sweep south of Cook Strait as part of its record-breaking election victory on Saturday.
The campaigning is over, the signs are down — all that remains of the 2020 election is election day itself.
An otherwise lacklustre final leaders’ debate last night erupted into acrimony over tax policy when Labour leader Jacinda Ardern said National rival Judith Collins was calling her a liar.
SOUTHERN SAY: Tonight TVNZ hosts the final leader’s debate between Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins - a contest of wits in which the participants will have very different agendas.
Judith Collins had one publicly expressed mission on her Dunedin visit this week - to win Taieri for National.
The Covid-19 lockdown resulted in a dramatic shift in how doctors treated patients, and a potentially worrying drop-off in specialist referrals, new Dunedin research has found.
A feisty Winston Peters will hope a combative performance in last night’s TVNZ minor party leaders’ debate can fuel the momentum provided by a jump in the network’s latest poll.
Dunedin has often felt neglected by politicians, but it can't make that complaint this week. In fact, the city is pretty much the centre of the political universe at the minute.
Home care providers are arbitrarily and unfairly cutting the hours of help offered to people in urgent need of assistance, Grey Power says.
The Southern District Health Board expects to need to co-ordinate Covid-19 testing for about two years at least.
A religious leader who petitioned the Southern DHB for a separate Christian chapel to be included in the new Dunedin Hospital is furious the board has swiftly rejected that call.
A surgeon who wrote a report highly critical of the Southern District Health Board’s ailing colonoscopy service is to chair an oversight group charged with fixing it.
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.