Two announcements this month about sexual violence issues should serve as continued reminders of change needed urgently.
Royal tours no longer attract the same hordes which greeted the youthful Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip when they toured New Zealand in the summer of 1953-54.
The Deep Stream fire was more than an inconvenience to Dunedin residents asked to conserve water: it was a dreadful reminder of what our region can expect as our climate changes.
University of Otago medical students who lied about completing their overseas elective work placements are lucky to be insulated from the full effect of undermining a system that relies on...
On December 24, 1968, astronaut William Anders aboard the Apollo 8 reconnaissance mission took what has been called arguably the greatest environmental photograph of the Earth.
A family is sitting at the kitchen table, the children eating breakfast as their parents ruminate over a classified advertisement published in the morning's Otago Daily Times.
Immigration is often in the news, and we can expect to hear much more about it as we head into election year.
OK boomer. A harmless throwaway line, typically flippant millennial behaviour, the usual nonsense from a politician, or a worrying indication of a growing gap between the generations?
It is called the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act and more popularly known as the Zero Carbon Act. But it could also have been called the Last Chance Act or the Eleventh...
The thousands of people who supported the campaign to save Foulden Maar will be encouraged at the Dunedin City Council's moves to ensure the site is protected.
The announcement of an immediate review of the graduated driver licensing system has been welcomed by, among others, motorsport champion and road safety advocate Greg Murphy.
It would not be too cynical to think sending a ''closure team'' to the Tiwai Point aluminum smelter may eventually form part of a plan to extract concessions to help the bottom line of the smelter...
The decision by iD Dunedin Fashion Week to split its offering in two and shift its emerging designers show to June should add a much-needed boost to the city's tourism off-season.
It has always been the way that some people appear to have all the luck, while others never seem to get an even break.
There is increasing concern about the level of methamphetamine use in our rural communities as the drug becomes cheaper and apparently more readily available.