Dave Cull is the mayor of Dunedin.
Sadly for Game of Thrones fans, we don't have many medieval castles, churches and cathedrals in NZ as a background for any gothic fantasies, but we do have dark, brooding structures with pointed "spires", "turrets" and "battlements".
Clementine Ford's visit to Dunedin went without incident. That's if you don't count body blows to the patriarchy as incidents, Tom McKinlay writes.
We must give our children a sustainable environment, favourable to human existence, Ian Munro writes.
How is the health system coping with increasing chronic illness, asks Pauline Norris. And how could it better meet the needs of people with multitude conditions?
You can get used to anything, so they say. Just when you've got used to the newer, larger, shinier one-way-bridge sign, it gets replaced with more roadworks, writes Liz Breslin.
We’ve never had more reasons to get fit. Studies show physical activity is surprisingly beneficial to every aspect of our wellbeing, writes Bruce Munro.
Rising country singer Jenny Mitchell is backing up a new album with a tour, starting tomorrow, Tony Nielsen reports.
While most people know New Zealand to be the land of birds, few are aware that it's also a special place for lizards or mokomoko. There are 63 native species of skink and 43 native species of gecko...
Embracing being vulnerable is a necessary strength to develop if we want to be emotionally resilient, says Jan Aitken.
In New Zealand, you may not like a politician, but at least you can concede that they don't seem like an active agent of evil, says Kate Oktay.
It's important that we allow our youngsters to carve out their own niche and are watching for ways to support them, writes Ian Munro.
Stacey Morrison is a broadcaster and Māori language proponent, and took part in the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival.
Frances Hodgkins was famous for painting colour and light and her work and words are being celebrated in a major national exhibition and two books. Kim Knight reports.
The Zero Carbon Bill has a new name and some more detail. After its unveiling this week, scientists weighed in on its strengths and weaknesses. Tom McKinlay summarises.