Even if this were a normal election University of Otago constitutional law specialist Andrew Geddis’ book Electoral Law in New Zealand: Practice and Policy would have been well-thumbed by politicians already.
Southern health officials are confident the region and its people are ready for any incursion of Covid-19, while businesses are displaying QR codes for a Covid tracing app.
Covid-19 testing rates across the southern region increased almost sevenfold in a day, with more than 1300 people being tested for the disease yesterday.
Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran has gone from Parliament and, as anticipated, she did not go quietly.
Outgoing Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has revealed the extreme emotional toll politics has taken on her, telling Parliament yesterday she had once contemplated suicide.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about Barry Kloogh’s Ponzi scheme is that it was not detected earlier.
The Southern DHB's hard work to catch up on surgery postponed because of the Covid-19 lockdown may have backfired, as the organisation is still waiting to be told it will be paid for that work.
Barry Kloogh’s conviction for stealing more than $15 million from his financial advisory clients means nothing unless laws are changed to stop it happening again, one of his victims says.
A quarter of a century of deceit, lies and brazen and calculated theft came to an end for Barry Kloogh yesterday.
For the Green Party, the political ground zero this election might just be the corner of King Edward St and Hillside Rd.
Hundreds of people have had their hopes and dreams dashed after investing with Barry Kloogh, many having lost their life’s savings. Mike Houlahan spoke to some of them before...
The meeting room in Clare Curran’s Dunedin South electorate office is cluttered with boxes, four terms as local MP being neatly filed before being dispatched to the Hocken Collections archives.
Vanya Thurston knows better than most the torture Barry Kloogh has put his clients through.
A woman who lost her husband to cancer while being defrauded of more than $700,000 is full of praise for the judge who sentenced Dunedin fraudster Barry Kloogh to almost nine years in prison.
A disgraced Dunedin financial adviser whose "unconscionable'' offending included visiting victims of his multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme on their deathbeds has been sentenced to almost nine years in prison.
Events in Victoria, where hundreds of people a day are testing positive to Covid-19 and several deaths, show the battle in the South against the pandemic is far from over, leading doctors say.
Tekapo and protest march are not words which often go together, but the backblocks of the Mackenzie Country saw a significant outpouring of anger last Sunday.
Six years of striving for Southland shows there is more to Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie than the Jami-Lee Ross fiasco. She spoke to political reporter Mike Houlahan...
Disgraced National MP Hamish Walker won't return to Parliament but will still get $60,000 of his taxpayer-funded salary.
Six months after the Southern District Health Board thought it had a person lined up to assist its sole neurosurgeon, an appointment remains unconfirmed.