Shane Jones could have been mistaken for someone riding into town on a white horse, ready to save Dunedin from itself by spreading taxpayer largesse around as though it was confetti.
The way local government gathers revenue will be part of an independent review by the Productivity Commission.
The football World Cup was a glorious event where the splendid play, the welcoming atmosphere and impressive stadiums and organisation smothered lingering uneasiness. Unfortunately, sport and...
British Prime Minister Theresa May is being described as a dead PM walking, given the huge challenges she faces this week.
Queenstown developer Alistair Porter appears determined to build a private hospital in the town, with or without outside investment from medical industry players such as Southern Cross.
Last week, the Auckland City Council banned Canadian far-right internet personalities Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux from using council-owned venues for a speaking tour. The decision carries...
Yesterday was one of those days where we can all walk just a little taller, feel proud of humanity and realise good news - really good news - does in fact happen.
Predatory male behaviour is being exposed more this year than is possibly the case in all of history. Women who have faced unwanted pawing and sex have had enough.
Calls for more car parking are almost as inevitable as death and taxes in New Zealand cities. Dunedin is no exception.
The public reaction to the Mosgiel tree house saga is overwhelming, and that is no surprise. The order to tear down the house was "ridiculous".
In a scene which could have come from a Hollywood script, soldiers, medics and rescue workers waited for some good news from divers deep inside caves below Nang Non Mountain.
New Zealand has developed a pragmatic tertiary education system whereby the state pays most of the fees (about 75%) and provides subsidised interest-free loans. Additionally, many students receive...
As the number of cattle destined for slaughter continues to rise, some horrific stories are being told of the human effect of Mycoplasma bovis.
Driving around the streets of Dunedin are mobile trucks offering household goods to people predominantly on fixed incomes, such as benefits.
There is a growing trend among New Zealand local authorities, a trend sweeping the country where elected councillors are starting to believe the money they spend comes without consequences.