Christchurch's synthetic drug scene is thriving but it's killing people, ruining lives, destroying families - and creating a massive mental health crisis in the Garden City.
The creative juices are flowing in jail as inmates look to express themselves through the Otago Daily Times prison creative-writing competition.
Opinion: The Ministry of Health is accused of being deceitful and I can understand why, writes Chris Lynch.
Former ACT New Zealand deputy leader and MP Dr Muriel Newman says last week’s housing announcement "was a shocking indictment of Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Government".
For couples going through a separation, they have had to face additional uncertainty as they try to secure property valuations in an ever-changing property market, writes Jeremy Sutton.
Richie Mo'unga "was effusive in his praise for the Crusaders' 'core values' post-match, most notably humility, which didn't track at all from what we saw of him and Sevu Reece in the final stages", writes Jamie Wall.
My favourite television show of all-time, The Muppet Show, has joined a growing list of TV programmes slapped with a "content warning" by Disney on its streaming service, writes Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch.
OPINION: I feel lucky living in New Zealand, particularly during the global pandemic, and it's a pity some travellers seem to be taking the country for a bit of a financial ride.
Ratepayers should understandably be outraged and worried by the latest financial blow they are about to be hit with.
Readers react to last week’s column by former NZ newspaper editor and now well known blogger and columnist Karl du Fresne who lamented where New Zealand is heading.
OPINION: With the onslaught of students in Dunedin comes an onslaught of flat warmings, which makes Kate Hawkesby feel a bit queasy for the landlords.
The recent issues with lead in drinking water have prompted Ian Shaw, professor of toxicology at Canterbury University, to reflect on the history of lead and lead poisoning.
Former Sumner School teacher Nancy Meherne writes about Peter Vesty, a former principal at the school, who died recently.
Columnist Karl du Fresne laments the changing times in NZ where rampant identity politics are blighting the country.
Former ACT New Zealand deputy leader and MP Dr Muriel Newman discusses the Climate Commission's draft report.
We're fortunate we can go about our daily lives in a 'pretty normal' fashion in Christchurch, writes NewstalkZB's Chris Lynch.
Former ACT New Zealand deputy leader and MP Dr Muriel Newman says the Government is crushing a fundamental democratic right of New Zealanders.
Former ACT New Zealand deputy leader and MP Dr Muriel Newman discusses the recent resignation of Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss.