It is almost 30 years since TV3 made its inaugural broadcast. But will it get to 31?
Monkey chants, Nazi salutes, racist taunts - it was an appalling night for international football, and a reminder that sport is not immune to utter shame and vile behaviour.
There is still some way to go before local government representation reflects our communities. Suggestions of a "youthquake" or "womanquake" after the recent elections may have over-egged the pudding.
When money up for grabs in lottery jackpots gets into the multi-millions, those who rarely indulge in other forms of gambling rush to buy tickets.
There are, on the surface, very few similarities between Scott McLaughlin and Eliud Kipchoge, but they both taught us something at the weekend about pushing ourselves to the limit.
The election of Green Party member Aaron Hawkins as Dunedin's new mayor is confirmation the majority of voters believe the city is on the right path.
Too many vulnerable people have fallen victim to loan sharks, aptly described by outgoing Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull (pictured) as a "leeching scourge".
The near universal delight that Dunedin is getting a new hospital has not dimmed, but this week came indications that the planning process for the $1 billion-plus project is far from unified.
The tragic death of a 19-year-old university student at a crowded party in Dundas St last weekend will have left many feeling numb and helpless.
There are few high points in the Sapere Research Group's report into the state of mental health, addiction and intellectual disability facilities at Wakari Hospital aired in this newspaper last week.
Attacking the Government over the increase in gang recruitment in New Zealand is an easy win for National, but that does not mean the party's rhetoric should be easily dismissed.
Those who have become used to the another-day-another-drama style of Donald Trump's presidency will scarcely have blinked over the recent announcement of the impeachment inquiry.
When will it happen? Who will it be and where will he or she be born? Or will it be someone born elsewhere and coming here in search of a better life?
Shock has been the universal reaction to the news last week that the dead body of a 19-year-old man appeared to go undetected in a Canterbury student hostel for eight weeks.