As 100 years pass since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, it is worth remembering the giant of the 20th century, the Soviet Union.
Dannevirke will have good cause to long remember Labour Day, 1917, a most disastrous fire devastating the heart of the commercial area, which is now a scene of desolation, only brick walls and...
The advanced body of the United States Army in England: troops passing through Trafalgar Square.
Aspiration is a great thing, but do those who seek the limelight do it for the right reasons — or achieve the top jobs on merit?
The ferry steamer Waireka ashore near Portobello. She was unable to make headway against the recent violent gale and was stranded on the sandy beach. She was refloated practically undamaged and was engaged in the usual running on Labour Day.
New Zealand has a new government, announced by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters last night after a final day of negotiations that had become a political circus.
Dunedin ratepayers are very satisfied with things nice to have in a city.
Riflemen of B Company, Fifth Reserve Battalion, N.Z. Rifle Brigade, prior to leaving Sling Camp, England, for France. Back row (from left): Riflemen M. McIlroy, J. Neil, O. Johnstone, R. Watson, W. McLean, R. A. Hartnett. Middle row: Riflemen Connel, Stevenson, McInnis, H. McLeod, L. Lynn, Vinicombe. Front row: Riflemen S. Raynor, McKenzie, Watson.
''First do no harm.''
The Lands Committee of the House of Representatives reported today on the petition of the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce and the Otago Expansion League that a commission be appointed to inquire into...
Donald Trump has taught us many lessons, writes John Colarusso.
I write this column slowly as I find myself distracted, gazing out my living room window in contemplation of all I have seen recently.
Usually, domestic matters are top of mind for a prime minister. But whoever is prime minister - still unknown at the time of writing - will face what may be the biggest foreign policy challenge in...
New Zealand pioneers lay a new road, immediately after the advance at Messines. - Otago Witness, 17.10.1917.
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.
During the wee hours of Friday mornings a clumsy fat-fingered fool sneaks into my house, and messes with my computer, writes John Lapsley.
The Department of Politics at the University of Otago celebrates its 50th year in 2017. This is the 10th in a series of reflections on politics over the past 50 years. This month, Nicholas...
St Hilda’s netball team of 1917, holders of the League’s shield for the season. Standing (from left): I. Heywood, B. Dawson, E. Barclay. Sitting: T. Nancarrow, N. Wright (captain), P. Ramsden, D. Balk.
General Godley reviews New Zealanders and congratulates them on their success in the battle of Messines.