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Exercising responsibility

Exercising responsibility

With increased rights comes responsibility. This was the salutary warning last week from Dunedin City councillor Neville Peat as the hearings committee he was chairing recommended the council backtrack on some of its more hardline proposed dog control bylaws.

Germans 'not yet weary of the game'

Germans 'not yet weary of the game'

For about three months, the Germans have now been hammering away at the French lines at Verdun and other points, and they are apparently not yet weary of the game. They may deem it expedient to proceed on the principle that attack is the best form of defence. Perhaps they cannot resign themselves to an admission that their great offensive in the west has failed.

Short-term view blinkers us

Short-term view blinkers us

New Zealand faces the challenge of sustainability, but a deeper problem is the morally burnt-out landscape of many middle-aged Kiwis, writes Peter Matheson.

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