The debate over whether a covered stadium should be sunk into downtown Auckland's seabed may seem like a local, sport-focused issue. In fact, it is a transport and tax issue and it affects us in...
The passing of the one-year mark by the coalition Government has provided opportunities to assess its performance. Generally, these reviews have been positive, and we agree with these opinions.
Life is risky. Living in New Zealand is risky. The trick is to recognise that and be as prepared as possible for whatever may come along.
Who would have believed it? According to Statistics NZ figures, Dunedin City has grown by 7000 people since 2013.
Last week's Government announcement that $224million is to be spent upgrading Whangarei and North Shore hospitals highlighted the use of healthcare as a political weapon.
As the Saudis flummox over feeble and fabricated explanations for the murder of journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plays the part of the outraged...
It will cost more. It will take a lot longer. But New Zealand should follow the Australian example and its Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Stephen Hawking, in his wheelchair and with his distinctive voice-generated computer, was the most famous scientist of recent decades.
The news this week about the South retaining its helicopter bases and the expanded service in Queenstown is excellent.
As former National MP Jami-Lee Ross leads the media in his self-choreographed circus performance this week, spare a thought for the hundreds of thousands of rural New Zealanders who vote for the...
Two major stories in the international news in 2018 are the apparent attempted murder of a former Russia agent and his daughter in Salisbury, England, and the presumed murder of a Saudi journalist...
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday morning said National's ''troubles'' over Jami-Lee Ross were a matter for the party and its leader.
Another international music heavyweight is coming to Dunedin and another stadium sell-out is on the cards. Accommodation sell-outs in and around the city are on the cards too.
Immortal Otago coach Vic Cavanagh would probably feel like an alien visitor were he to get the opportunity to travel forward through time to get a glimpse at modern rugby.
The bumper $5.5billion Government surplus announced this week exceeded expectations. The economy, at least for now, is powering along, although much of Labour's spending is still to be implemented.
Editorial: The question is already being asked: ''Would you pay $3 for a litre of petrol?'' Anybody who defiantly says ''no'', who is planning on not standing for such an outrage, is facing a losing battle.
New Zealand Football is always good for a goal or two. It is just a shame so many end up in the back of its own net.