The dust has largely settled on the capital gains tax debate.
The Government probably didn't get the reaction it was hoping for recently when it announced its KiwiBuild scheme would expand into central Queenstown.
What is war good for? That depends entirely on the circumstances. At many points in history, war has been good for the survival of countries, cultures, customs and countless freedoms.
For as long as we have been a species, we have been teaching our young. We've been preparing them for what may lie ahead and passing on lessons from wins and failures we have experienced ourselves.
It's been nearly 26 years since Winston Peters officially launched New Zealand First. Back then, he was the firebrand non-conformer, the winebox-wielding champion of the people.
Behind what makes the banner headlines, what reverberates and resonates, what attracts the newspaper readers and sets online hits on fire lie intriguing questions about people and about society.
One of the blessings of living in New Zealand is that we get the "freedom of choice" that may not be available in other countries.
The contents of last week's leaked report into the Otago Regional Council's handling of water consents would have come as a bombshell to some and no surprise to others.
Last week's announcement major oil and gas exploration is planned for the Great Southern Basin would have been received very differently by different people.
Rape culture. There could be fewer phrases more uncomfortable, more worrying, more sickening. Contemplation of such a culture is something most would prefer not to do.
Arrowtown resident Glen Wallace and Gore man Brayden Hardy have every reason to feel disgruntled with the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Finally, common sense has prevailed. The Wanaka Community Board has ''paused'' its plan to let loose the diggers on the redevelopment of a long, narrow stretch of lakefront between the CBD, or town...
Although business competition regularly receives a bad name these days, its value is regularly demonstrated.
It is a little-known fact that the New York Yankees, the powerhouse Major League Baseball team loved by many and loathed by many more, were once called the New York Highlanders.
It's not often Brunei makes the news in New Zealand but it has done so over the past few weeks - and not for pleasant reasons.
Otago Polytechnic, under chief executive Phil Ker, has just given a masterclass in how to respond to proposals that would dismantle the flexibility, independence and entrepreneurial spirit of the...
It almost slipped beneath the radar but there was a significant announcement from the Department of Internal Affairs last week.