Health is the lifeblood of Otago and Southland in many ways. First, residents rely on the ability to access the best healthcare they can in a timely manner, when they need it the most.
The decision to cull 4000 dairy cattle in the Waimate district will not have been taken lightly but it seemed inevitable the slaughter of the cows would follow the discovery of a bacterial disease.
Those members of the Dunedin Jaycee Chapter whose gumption, vision and drive led to the formation of the Otago Peninsula Trust 50 years ago should be so proud of what has been achieved.
Finally there is progress on single-use plastic supermarket bags.
Few can fail to be moved by the stories of tragedy on our roads in the past few days.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has dared to go where many people have feared to tread. He has taken issue with Auckland and its Mayor, former long-serving Labour MP Phil Goff.
Port Otago is the lifeblood for exporters stretching from Southland through to parts of Canterbury. It provides some of the best container ship berthing in New Zealand and can handle large cruise...
The release on Saturday of the official election results means the real talks about the future shape of the next government have started in earnest.
Could it get any worse? Yes it could. Could the stupidity and futility of mass slaughter, the agony and suffering of thousands of young New Zealand men sink even deeper into the mud of...
Slow and steady wins the race.
''Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose'', went one of the great anthems of the 1970s. Around the world, people are dying for their chance of freedom.
Former United States president Barack Obama was vilified by the right-wing, gun-toting members of the National Rifle Association when he tried to curb the ownership of semi-automatic weapons by...
There are lessons to be learnt from the latest failed bid for a five-star hotel in Dunedin.
The National Football League protest was originally about discrimination against black people and people of colour and by one player last year.
What can be done about congestion and Queenstown’s CBD?
Massive chief executive salaries stagger New Zealanders. How can one person, like the head of Fonterra, earn $8.3million? How can the chief executive of Dunedin City Council-owned Delta...
Has New Zealand really got to grips with MMP? Does it better serve the people or politicians? Those questions are worth asking in light of last weekend's general election and the expected two-to...
Hurrah for the Alexandra Blossom Festival. Every year the colourful pink and white blossom adorn the fruit trees of the district, heralding longer days, warmer times and bounty on the branches.
Angela Merkel has secured a fourth term as German chancellor but the rise of the far-right Alternative Fur Deutschland (AfD) party marks the first time in nearly 60 years an openly nationalist...
Many promises were made during the recently-completed election campaign and not all of them will be kept.