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Five questions with . . . Bill Morris

Five questions with Dunedin filmmaker, writer and musician Bill Morris Q1. What is your role as a filmmaker, how long have you been in it...

Five questions with . . . Tami Neilson

As New Zealand's musical talent returns to the spotlight during May – NZ Music Month – The Star has gathered together five questions to...

Five questions with . . . Richard Roberts

Q.  What is your role and how long have you been in it? Dunedin Airport chief executive. I have been in the role for two...

Gangs’ values destructive

A century ago many Anzacs sacrificed their lives for what they believed was best for the future of women, children and their communities back...

Inquiry into aged care

For reasons peculiar to my family, I had more than my share of grandparents as a child. I was close to many of them. The...

About getting it right

Government has made to upgrade the hospital, maintain tertiary services and ensure the future of the Dunedin School of Medicine finally got through to...

Vulnerable deserve privacy

Imagine for a moment the long path back to wellness for someone who has experienced rape. Or the pain of being made redundant and ending...

Belt aid in upholding law

The unsung hero of policing – the dependable, hardworking police duty belt – deserves some accolades for services rendered. Every year it is lumped with...

Five questions with . . . Chris Ford

Five questions with . . . Disabled Person's Assembly community networker for Dunedin Chris Ford 1. What is your role with the Disabled Persons' Assembly...

Which industry next for chop?

As I'm writing this, I'm sitting at my desk while rain lashes the weatherboards. The window frames are creaking as a brutal gust crashes against...

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