James Casson's comments on refugees and the Christchurch attack have attracted widespread condemnation. But he's far from the first Hamilton councillor to spout embarrassing rubbish.
Ahead of a visit to New Zealand from some of Twin Peaks' most iconic characters, die-hard ‘Peakie’ Angela Cuming meets three of her heroes from the series and asks what it's like to be part of a cultural phenomenon and best piece of television of the past 30 years.
The typical Kiwi farmer is swapping their roll of Number 8 wire for a smartphone and robotics. At Fieldays 2018 Angela Cuming discovered the technology and science solving many of the challenges facing the industry.
No matter how well-intentioned, articles like the Herald's 'One week, three kids, how hard can it be?' do no favours for anyone
Parents living in South Auckland were shocked, but probably not surprised, to learn this week that Auckland Council have been underfunding their playgrounds.
The most underrated city in NZ is ready to step up, not just because it's well situated, sustainable and expandable, but because of its people
Patsy Holt's granddaughter may be tiny like a mouse but she has the courage of a lion – and she's the reason why the 73-year-old grandmother is running her first ever marathon. In our series celebrating the amazing things young New Zealanders do every day, brought to you by our friends at Flick, Angela Cuming meets Alanna O'Shaughnessy and her grandma.
On Friday 20 April the doors to the Karori Plunket Creche will close to the last child, the last family, for the very last time. Angela Cuming spoke to Liz Taylor whose son Allan attends the creche.
There's a photo taken a few years ago of Jacinda Ardern and a young girl called Jessica Tuhua. Remember it well, because one day it will be used to recall the moment one future female prime minister of New Zealand met another, writes Angela Cuming.
In the fourth story in our series celebrating the amazing things young New Zealanders do every day, meet Millie Whetu, a young entrepreneur who believes big business needs big dreams, big vision and a big heart.
In the third story in a series celebrating the amazing things young New Zealanders do every day, a young girl's love of soap – and owls – has become a business success story. Angela Cuming spoke to Ava Heath-Williams about her start up.
She's an anti-vaccination, anti-fluoride campaigner who believes measles is a hoax and polio can be cured with vitamin C. Meet Siggi Henry, one of the most powerful people in our fourth largest city. Angela Cuming reports.
So far the Hamilton City Council has ignored the pleas from the region's families to save the city's playground, writes Angela Cuming. But will they listen to the United Nations Children's Fund?
Yes, Emma Wiggle broke the Wiggly glass ceiling but did she have to be wearing a frilly tutu and bows to do it? Angela Cuming looks at the weird gender politics on The Wiggles.
A destination playground saved Angela Cuming's little family from cracking, so just why does her local council reckon the cost of them is 'bordering on obscene'?
The hysteria over screen time for children is quite out of control. The suggestion seems to be that it's safer to give your child a wasp hive dipped in cyanide than it is to give them an iPad. Angela Cuming is pushing back against the many headlines.
Hamilton City Councillor Garry Mallett is the subject of a formal complaint over allegations he used the words 'fags' and 'homos' while on council business. But he has defended any use of such terms, and warned the Spinoff against getting 'sucked into this politically correct vortex', reports Angela Cuming.
Huggies NZ just published a 'helpful' guide to toilet training for 'girls' and 'boys' and got a hell of a response to it. Angela Cuming hits back at the silly manual that seems like it's straight out of the 1950s.
She's an anti-vaccination, anti-fluoride campaigner who believes measles is a hoax and polio can be cured with vitamin C. Meet Siggi Henry, one of the most powerful people in our fourth largest city. Angela Cumming reports.