Pete Hodgson must have known he was in for a fight when he agreed to lead the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
One letter writer to the Otago Daily Times called a Wanaka essay-writing initiative ''an all-round exercise in futility, with a greater capacity to expose the police to ridicule, than to solve any...
Summer temperatures are soaring, particularly in the south of the South Island, and the thoughts of New Zealanders turn to water - either for watering summer gardens, having extra showers or taking...
For several months, the world has watched anxiously as United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have played one-upmanship on nuclear missiles.
How much should we pander to the perceived desires of our visitors? Should tourists’ appetites be put ahead of residents’ rights and the best interests of the community and New Zealand Inc? Just...
As the business year starts in earnest on Monday, setting priorities and goals for the year ahead become important.
Dunedin police warrant praise for the door-knocking initiative at the homes of previous offenders as a way to curb burglaries.
Avid readers of news will notice that only rarely does anything genuinely new happen.
Benjamin Franklin's words, ''If you want something done, ask a busy person'', hold a lot of truth. ''Think globally, act locally'' is another common-sense saying. Both have particular relevance...
Head injuries continue to plague sport, particularly the high contact sports of rugby, football, rugby league, boxing and, in the United States, NFL, where the future of the code hinges on the...
When a quality drone can be bought for $1000, and an adequate one for $200, it is little wonder they are flying off the shelves.
For many people, a building is simply something you sit inside for much of the working day. At the close of play, you head off to spend what is left of the day within another, smaller, structure.
Iran is in the midst of a wave of protests which have taken the Government and security forces by surprise.
Bitcoin was near the top of internet searches during 2017 and enthusiasm by potential miners and collectors is not likely to dampen anytime soon this year.
The past 12 months have, largely, been positive for Otago. Of course, there is no shortage of underlying issues. But, overall, the province has experienced good times.
This year, 2017, has been dominated globally by political upheaval, the threat of nuclear war and ongoing instability in such places as the Middle East and Africa.
In the 21st century there is no way New Zealand should be experiencing an outbreak of mumps.
The one inescapable fact of a New Zealand holiday period is the deaths occurring on our roads.
Labour already is reminded regularly of the reality of the responsibilities of government. Thus it is with the issue of medicinal cannabis.
If any doubt remains about the need for a new hospital in Dunedin, it will have been dispelled by news of a $100 million rescue package being drawn up for the current hospital.