The run-in to this year's general election is proving to be one of the most unpredictable in living memory. Expect the unexpected seems to be the new modus operandi.
There is undoubtedly excitement, satisfaction and relief after the Government's release of its (more than 100-page) indicative business case for the Dunedin Hospital rebuild and announcement of...
Sir Colin Meads was a giant not just on the rugby field but in New Zealand history.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that power tends to corrupt.
FIigures released yesterday by Irrigation New Zealand included bad news for Otago when it comes to funding being taken in irrigation tax for "Clean Rivers".
Goodwill abounds for plans for small-scale chocolate manufacturing in Dunedin.
For all the criticisms, few can argue the political arena has been tedious of late.
A populist election gimmick which inevitably will fail, or a real attempt to steer at least a few hardened youth criminals from a life of crime?
How many revelations of and reports into the abuse of vulnerable people in state care have to surface before calls for a formal inquiry are heeded?
Here New Zealand lies as a Garden of Eden — for all its faults — in the South Pacific thousands of kilometres from troubled places.
Pass marks to Education Minister Nikki Kaye for coming up with an alternative to the decile system for supplementary school and early childhood funding.
Politics claims many scalps. When the pressure goes on, and if the transgression is significant enough, the inevitable often happens.
Track and field is the most elemental of sports. Who can sprint the fastest or last at middle or long distances? Who can heave a rock, a spear, a hammer the furthest? Who can jump the highest or...
It has taken an election year, and a comprehensive report from the Productivity Commission, but finally, the Government has acknowledged what business has been saying for years - there is a deep...
For the Left political bloc, progress must often feel like one step forward, two back.
The discovery of Mycoplasma bovis on two South Canterbury farms understandably has the farming community on tenterhooks.
The sight of rows of empty seats at a Super rugby semifinal in Christchurch would have been inconceivable in the late 1990s and early 2000s when the Crusaders’ dynasty was in full cry.
It has been two weeks since the record rain that caused flooding and landslips throughout Otago, triggering states of emergency and the reopening of Dunedin's Mayoral Relief Fund.
What a difference a day in politics makes.
Poor Andrew Little. One cannot help but feel some sympathy for the embattled leader of the erstwhile great political party.