Editorial

Easter trading confusion

Easter trading confusion

The Easter holiday break again caused much confusion and disappointment among both retailers and shoppers and, in Wanaka on Good Friday, retailers risked prosecution for breaking the law.

Wakatipu's growing pains

Wakatipu's growing pains

Rapid growth brings with it all sorts of problems, not the least of which are planning issues. Thus it is with Queenstown and the Wakatipu.

Time of the essence

''We've got five years, that's all we've got''. The lyrics to David Bowie's 1972 song will be familiar to many, as Bowie, through his alter ego Ziggy Stardust, laments Earth's imminent demise.

Where have they put him?

Where  have they put him?

Imagine how you would feel if soon after the burial of a close friend or family member you went to the cemetery, only to find that the grave had been opened and the body gone.

Key's tough choice over Collins

Key's tough choice over Collins

Judith Collins is facing a bleak Easter as mistakes continue to pile up on her watch.

Opportunity lost in Dunedin

Opportunity lost in Dunedin

''Someone wanted to spend $100m in Dunedin. Dunedin said no. The rest is detail.''

Enduring royal popularity

Enduring royal popularity

There is nothing like a beautiful ''princess'' to bring out the crowds. Add a cute baby and two heirs to the Throne and the parts were in place for one of the most successful and popular royal tours for many a year.

Relationship building important

Attracting investment to Dunedin has been the aim of various city council administrations and business representative bodies for decades.

Onus on local authorities

Onus on local authorities

The much-lauded so-called ''legal high'' legislation was expected to make a significant difference to the scourge of psychoactive substances and ease the concerns of worried families dealing with their frightening effects on often-young users.

Property rates not enough

Property rates not enough

A fresh look into how local governments raise money will be fraught with difficulties, and careful thought must especially go into whether putting more into a council's coffers will simply add more to already (in some cases) annual rate rises.

Hopeful start for change

Hopeful start for change

Two pivotal elections are under way in a part of the world of interest to a great many nations.

Action on foreign drivers

Action on foreign drivers

Horror stories about foreign drivers on southern roads are all too frequent.

Fashion and fashionable cities

Fashion and fashionable cities

The excitement of the 15th iD Dunedin Fashion Week (iD Fashion Show in its first five years) is over and organisers, contributors, workers, sponsors and volunteers - as well as Dunedin itself - should take a moment to revel in its success.

Losing some lustre

United States President Barack Obama has received some harsh criticism in recent weeks, particularly following the annexation of Crimea.

Lessons must be learned

Lessons must be learned

The contentious issues of protection orders and access of information are again under the spotlight this week, following further revelations regarding the man who shot dead his two children in Ravensbourne in January.

Balancing openness and care

Balancing openness and care

The desperate sadness of suicide touches many in one way or another in New Zealand.

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