The responses "Stalinist'' and "exciting'' were quickly picked up in discussion about the Tomorrow's School Review released last week. These extremes give a hint of things to come.
Pedestrianisation is a clunky word but it might be an idea to get comfortable with its pronunciation.
When change comes slowly, it can be easy to miss that it has come at all. But with another university year over, it is worth acknowledging how North Dunedin has changed for the better.
In a horrible case of a grave need being highlighted, Dunedin police attended 22 family harm calls last weekend, before a series of changes to the Family Violence (Amendments) Act were introduced...
In the foreword to its report, the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction challenges the Government to seize a ''once in a generation'' opportunity for reform.
After a long time of Dunedin being the unwanted poster child for regional stagnation, strong population growth has led to it suffering something unexpected - growing pains.
What a turnaround from a few years ago. Cabinet is due to make decisions on tobacco taxes soon, and it could well be the steep yearly rises are halted.
Talk about a depressing statistic. A University of Otago study shows nearly one in eight New Zealanders over the age of 15 is on antidepressants, despite little evidence they are helping curb this...
Australia is one extreme. It deports people with a New Zealand connection on grounds as flimsy as associating with those considered undesirable. It trashes the rights of those who might have lived...
When vaping arrived on the scene several years ago it seemed like a promising alternative to smoking, a way for smokers to break their habit in a relatively harmless way. After all, inhaling...
Sport and the alcohol industry have long been in a close, if volatile, marriage. New Zealand is no longer strictly a land of ''rugby, racing and beer'', but various sporting codes still find...
When the figures came out from the Tertiary Education Commission last week on the uptake of first-year fees-free tertiary education, it was found overall student numbers had actually fallen.
Only time will provide the full judgement of Dan Reddiex’s tenure as rector of King’s High School, but it can be said with confidence that his successor has big shoes to fill.
Strikes are not new to New Zealand but one would have to go back a long way — decades — to find a time when industrial action was as widespread as it is now.
This week’s wild weather has served as a timely reminder just how small we are when confronted with the enormous power of a planet.
This is an exciting time of year for high-achieving school pupils, their proud parents and caregivers, and their supportive friends.
First, the good news. New Zealand is to host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021, the first time that growing tournament will be played in the southern hemisphere.