Plans for post-quake Christchurch promised a focus on transport alternatives and a compact, pedestrian-friendly core. But media generated hysteria over car parking - and the meddling of Gerry Brownlee - is threatening to send the city back to the 60s, writes James Dann.
There are plenty of lessons for New Zealand’s criminal justice system to be drawn from the Scandinavian approach, writes Max Harris in this edited excerpt from his new book The New Zealand Project.
At around this time every year, the howls of agony echo around the country as people realise the retailers of liquor are shut. But forewarned is forearmed: Don Rowe presents the Spinoff's guide to buying booze at Easter and on Anzac Day.
The living costs loan is designed to keep students housed and fed, but in our biggest cities it rarely even covers rent. That's where a new lobby group for legislative reform to improve students’ welfare comes in, says Jack Close, the group's founder.
We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Madeleine Chapman reveals where to find the best chocolate hot cross bun in New Zealand.
We asked retro packaging super-collector Steve Williams for his top 10 Kiwi food labels of all time, and this is what he told us.
Don Rowe speaks to Steve Williams, a Palmerston North man who has curated the most incredible collection of packaging materials in New Zealand - and possibly the world.
For at least 22 years, the Hyde Street Party has been a highlight of Dunedin's scarfie social calendar, a dawn to dusk marathon of drinking, dancing and general debauchery. This year's party took place on Saturday April 1 and Joel MacManus was there for the whole thing.