If the Waikato bid to set up this country’s third medical school fails it has at least highlighted an important issue — shortages in general practice and, in particular, rural and provincial...
Immigration is the latest touchstone on which politicians will rest their political fortunes and the debate this week turned very ugly, unbefitting of those involved.
Months of discussions, arguments, lobbying and presentations have come to nothing following the abandonment yesterday of a controversial electricity transmission pricing model.
In a ''post-truth'' world where ''facts'' and consistency seem irrelevant, the worldwide marches for science last weekend were a welcome antidote. Science and what it stands for do matter.
Early today, thousands of New Zealanders will meet at war memorials throughout the country to remember soldiers and support staff who died serving their country in far-away battlefields.
United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May completed an unexpected U-turn by calling a snap general election for June 8, taking the country by surprise.
One of the biggest battles brewing in New Zealand at the moment has to be that over our fresh water.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse used the scenic background of Queenstown to announce a package of changes he says are better designed to better manage immigration.
New Zealand's push for more tourists is putting the spotlight on some of our greatest scenery, but not always for the right reasons.
The undervalued work of a group of (predominantly) New Zealand women is about to be rewarded with a substantial and long-overdue pay cheque. It is likely to be the first of several.
Teachers play a significant role in the development of young people, some of it good, some of it bad.
As election year really starts to heat up, National and Labour are starting to talk about reviewing or changing the Reserve Bank Act, the legislation designed to keep inflation under control.
For many people Christmas and Easter are the pivots in the year these days, but it has not always been that way.
When New Zealanders ponder the standout comedians of the past 50 years two names stand out, Billy T. James and John Clarke.
It is pleasing to see what appears to be an immediate, high-powered and inclusive response to the latest development in the local affordable housing crisis.
The battle lines are well and truly drawn in the latest bid for a five-star hotel in Dunedin.
Typhoid is not commonly used in the medical vocabulary of New Zealanders but suddenly, the word, the disease has become a point of concern after an outbreak in Auckland.
The standard for any Parliamentary inquiry must remain high in New Zealand.
Such is the current image of Delta that there must be many wondering why the Dunedin City Council even owns the company.
It would once have been unthinkable: that sexual abuse survivors' advocate Louise Nicholas would be both praising police and working alongside them.