SSSSHH! If you listen carefully, you might just hear the two elephants in the room, named Coal and Agriculture, being quietly ushered into another part of the building.
The news cruise ships are to return to Otago has been welcomed by those who benefit from these visits.
Whichever way you put it, that barbarous butcher Mr Putin has badly miscalculated how the neighbours might react to his war in Ukraine.
It is almost a hardy annual. The Dunedin City Council says it should take over responsibility for public transport from the Otago Regional Council and nothing happens.
There will be mixed views on the rezoning of land on the outskirts of Mosgiel to make way for more housing.
Not too many years ago the thought of an upstart colonial coaching the English cricket team would have been enough to have members of the MCC snorting into their pink gins.
Is it going too far to visualise Otago Regional Council chief executive Sarah Gardner breathing a huge sigh of relief, starting a cheerful whistle and kicking up her heels as she walks out the...
A clutch of government agencies must do some serious soul searching about their inaction over concerns raised about work practices and the treatment of children at the Gloriavale Christian Community.
Architectural features like cornices, soffits and finials tend not to figure prominently in good literature and in occasions of great family celebration.
This year’s Budget, more so perhaps than any in recent years, will clearly demonstrate the fiscal and political philosophies of New Zealand’s main political parties.
It is not surprising there is already scepticism about the recently announced taskforce’s ability to slash burgeoning public hospital waiting lists.
In common with many issues facing health service provision, the staffing shortages in aged care have been a long time in the making and there is no magic wand handy to whisk them away.
Expect plenty more vehement reaction to the Government’s confirmation of its plans for Three Waters.
The announcement of an investigation into health and safety practices at the nation’s ports will be too little too late for those affected by deaths and injuries in those workplaces in recent years.
By now it must be obvious to all that the climate of New Zealand is changing, with more frequent, extreme weather posing significant risks to life and livelihood.