There are people with brilliant minds. And there are brilliant communicators.
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 University of Otago will be relieved at the jump in student enrolments this year.
The spending of $8350 by the Dunedin City Council on a mural of international pop superstar Ed Sheeran has prompted much opposition, as well as considerable support.
In a quiet English cathedral city, in the ancient heritage county of Wiltshire, an atrocity has taken place that is effectively terrorism.
Sexual harassment and assault creates headlines around the world almost on a daily basis.
Police Minister Stuart Nash has asked for an update on the joint review into police chases, which was prompted after a spate of crashes and deaths following police pursuits last year.
As if all the intrigue and outrage associated with the Canterbury earthquake recovery process were not enough, there is a new assertion to make the jaw drop even lower.
Everyone knows tourism is the beating heart of Queenstown.
The South-East Marine Protection Forum has left many dissatisfied with its final report, meaning two new Government ministers have a tricky task ahead.
Transparency is a hallmark of any functioning government and the Green Party says it will continue to aim to uphold that - in Parliament and in Government.
The furore over the student law camp is a sign of the times. Who would have cared in earlier times about a camp where some of the men stripped and students indulged in unsavoury drinking games?
A trade dispute caused by United States President Donald Trump threatens to engulf the world's superpowers, with some obvious effects for New Zealand.
Whatever you choose to call it, it amounts to the same thing.
Justice Minister Andrew Little is embarking on a task which is sure to divide New Zealand, as most people have strong views on prisons, probation and sentences.
On Monday, with little fanfare, the Government announced it intended to enact what may be the most profound law change of its term of office.
Many South Islanders have been through a great deal in recent years. The Canterbury earthquakes and then the Kaikoura quake have been harsh reminders of the vicissitudes of life in our shaky islands.
Simon Bridges has been elevated to the leadership of the parliamentary wing of the National Party, a signal of generational change and also diversity.
Provincial New Zealand is a driver of New Zealand's economic growth, of that there is little doubt.