Words are weapons as well as tools, writes Gina Barreca.
Why can't people speak plain English?
Dairy owners are again starting to worry that the next person who enters their shop may be a thief who could turn violent as he or she demands cash and, increasingly, tobacco products.
Wanganui: The story of the fight at Raetihi discloses the fact that men who a few days before were stern, able-bodied fellows now look worn and haggard.
Has political correctness gone too far?
There are people with brilliant minds. And there are brilliant communicators.
Telegraphic communication with Ohakune and the fire-swept district is still heavily interrupted, and it is difficult to get messages through, but some details of the damage in the neighbourhood of...
Do people still give way to the right at roundabouts? I only ask because an intensive study I did on Monday morning in Maori Hill would seem to indicate an answer of ''no''.
We had a lovely visit to Oamaru at the weekend and stayed in a crib at Kakanui. Apart from a grey Saturday with a very nippy wind off the ocean, it was an enjoyable and much-needed break, if too...
Male infertility will be ignored as long as conception is seen as a woman’s issue, writes Barbara Ellen.
Treasury’s four-yearly investment statement will be unveiled today. Colin James looks at what we can expect.
Otago and Southland boys in `A' company, 36th Reinforcements. Back row (from left): S. McNoe, M. Hore, W. Grant, J. Drummond, A. Shaw. Second row: J. Mercer, J. Lilly, J. Smith, J. Hooper, T. Blackley, A. Roger. Third row: J. O'Brien, A. McDermid, Corporal Williams, Sergeant Atkinson, R. Capon, A. Robertson, A. Abernethy. Front row: J. Farquhar, W. Hunter, S. Fahey. - Otago Witness, 20.3.1918.
Those who risk cycling without helmets need their head read, so to speak.
New Zealand is facing the possibility of the largest change in taxes since the introduction of GST in 1986.
The stretch of road between Arthurton and Waipahi, on the main Dunedin-Invercargill road, which has been a source of inconvenience to motorists, seems now to be in a fair way to being made passable...
I'm certain, dear reader, that while you lead an upstanding life and feed your cat daily, there are times you have been guilty (in spades) of "inappropriate'' behaviour.
Dunedin’s draft 10-year plan is about making the city a more attractive place to live, work, study and do business in, writes Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull.
Welcome back for another week of bits and pieces, flotsam and jetsam, this and that, scuttlebutt, spiders, butterflies, general irritations and old stuff.
The University of Otago will be relieved at the jump in student enrolments this year.
Paul Gorman tries to make sense of the modern world, with your help.