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Visit Dunedin’s north coast

THE VOICE COLUMN So here we are at Level 1, and it is an opportune time to start looking at what the north coast area...

Subsidies will run out, that temporary Covid dole with disappear

Dunedin jobs are being lost, and are likely to continue being lost for the next six months at least. The closed shops on George St...

I could be pushy, but I always put you first

This is my last column in The Star as the member of parliament for Dunedin South. It has been such a privilege to be your...

Caught in a political Stockholm syndrome

A couple of weeks ago I gave a speech in Parliament where I described the country as being caught in a political Stockholm syndrome. This caused...

Little steps are always the beginning

THE VOICE COLUMN It was another world when I wrote the last board column, and here we go into a new normal, whatever that may...

Peninsula beach project inches closer to reality

Today The Star launches an occasional series by guest columnists on local matters. We begin with Des Smith, from the Te Rauone Beach Coast...

Possible to influence our ability to fall asleep

I've heard many people saying that the upheaval created by Covid-19 is making it hard for them to get a good night's sleep. One of...

Quality early learning is a right of every child

Dunedin has always been a city of learning. With some of the oldest high schools in the country (Otago Girls' opened in 1870, Otago Boys'...

Birds’ bathing and preening is not for vanity

When you're booking a holiday, you might consider accommodation that includes a swimming pool a bit of luxury, but when it comes to seabird...

Lockdown – pleasure and trial

THE VOICE COLUMN Life under lockdown on the Otago Peninsula has been pleasure and a trial at the same time. Having extended whanau time, catching up...
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