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Opinion: Happy Maori New Year

Today, if you wake up sometime before dawn, remember this column and take a look outside your bedroom window. If the sky is clear, face...

OPINION: Underfunding of health now critical

The Government's underfunding of health has dominated local headlines in the past week or two. Our hospital desperately requires a rebuild, but continued delays have...

Opinion: Much in Budget for Dunedin

One of my earliest political memories is listening to the radio as budgets were being read, with parents eager to hear if taxes would...

Sea-level rise issues remain

Two years ago, more than one thousand homes, businesses, community organisations and schools were devastated by severe flooding in the suburbs that make up...

Opinion: ‘The Budget for All Mothers’

1143 new babies were born in Dunedin last year. The Green Party just announced our "The Budget for All Mothers" – which is the Green...

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...

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