Increases in the New Zealand minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2021 could be the catalyst for a turnaround in wage inflation in New Zealand. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reports.
Queenstown developer Alistair Porter appears determined to build a private hospital in the town, with or without outside investment from medical industry players such as Southern Cross.
Otago boys of the 4th platoon, A company, 42nd Reinforcements in camp. Standing (from left): W.F. Stark, Roy McDonald, L.E. Wilson, J. Ramsay. Sitting: A. Scoles, R.L.G. Barclay, M. Barclay, W. McLeod.
Welcome to the last What's With That of the week - in fact the last one until a week on Monday. I am sure the lack of a column next week saddens you as much as it does me.
Last week, the Auckland City Council banned Canadian far-right internet personalities Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux from using council-owned venues for a speaking tour. The decision carries...
Gerald Cunningham (ODT, 10.7.18) expresses doubt about the proposed Dunedin memorial to those who opposed conscription in World War 1, but his doubts do not seem to be based on historical fact.
Heard about Jonah and the whale? The stroppy Jew tossed overboard into the Mediterranean, swallowed by a sea monster, then vomited on to a beach?
Sir Thomas McKenzie was recently interviewed by the Empire News, Manchester, on his demand that the State should take steps to protect soldiers from the class of women who hang about the camps and...
Yesterday was one of those days where we can all walk just a little taller, feel proud of humanity and realise good news - really good news - does in fact happen.
One of the most difficult of the problems that has been brought to a head within the Empire by war, even if not directly arising out of it, is that of reform of India.
I am following the synthetic meat debate with interest. Will lab-derived proteins be the answer to solving the world's food and environmental problems?
Mr Hamilton's threshing plant at work on a farm at South Hillend, Southland. - Otago Witness, 10.7.1918.
Is a Dunedin memorial to conscientious objector Archibald Baxter an insult to the memory of the thousands of young Dunedin and Otago men who were killed in the First World War, asks Gerald Cunningham.