Editorial

War on pests or grandstanding?

War on pests or grandstanding?

On the face of it, the Government's predator-free New Zealand policy announcement (to eradicate all rats, stoats, possums and feral cats in New Zealand by 2050) is noble.

That sinking feeling?

That sinking feeling?

Poor South Dunedin. At the moment it seems as if the suburb is being besieged from all sides.

Auckland goes up and out

Auckland goes up and out

It is enough to make a planner drool. The proposed Auckland Unitary Plan recommendations released yesterday have been described as the largest statutory project in the southern hemisphere.

She'll be right? Wrong!

She'll be right? Wrong!

Many people believe New Zealanders' open, accepting, "she'll be right'' attitude is among our biggest strengths. People view us as trustworthy, and we like to think the best of others, too.

Tarnished reputation

Tarnished reputation

Already New Zealand Olympians are decrying the decision by the International Olympic Committee not to impose a blanket ban on Russia from the Rio summer Olympics.

NZ’s nuclear resolve

NZ’s nuclear resolve

The fleeting visit by United States vice-president Joe Biden demonstrated again the growing warmth and strength of the relationship between New Zealand and the US.

Perils of Dunedin Hospital rebuild

Perils of Dunedin Hospital rebuild

If the public has all but given up on the prospect of a major redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital, it is now time to start paying attention.

Trump’s triumph

Trump’s triumph It has come to pass. Republican Party nominee Donald Trump is no longer "presumptive''.

The integrity of the Olympics

The integrity of the Olympics

Performance-enhancing drugs are the scourge of modern sport. No sooner has one scandal hit the headlines than along comes more suspicion and more disgrace. No misdeeds since the 1970s, however, are in the same league as the systematic and state-sponsored drug cheating in Russia.

Consolidation of power

Consolidation of power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems likely to dismiss warnings from world leaders to not use the attempted coup as a blank cheque to do whatever he wants in retaliation.

Small town policing

Small town policing

Policing in Central Otago is in the spotlight again, and this will be frustrating for both the public and police officers. The vast majority of policing in the region is positive and it is disappointing for all when errors or unfair treatment come to light.

Dunedin’s growing contentment

Dunedin’s growing contentment

It is time to consign Dunedin's habitual discontent to history.

Public service tradition

Public service tradition

Public service is a proud tradition in New Zealand and the upcoming local authority elections are a chance for citizens from a diverse range of backgrounds to put themselves forward as candidates.

Diplomatic options available

Diplomatic options available

China has suffered a major embarrassment on its claims to territorial rights in the South China Sea.

'Affordable' housing

'Affordable' housing

It is a sad state when political leaders talk about "affordable'' housing costing only $500,000 to $600,000 in Auckland and Queenstown.

Encouraging sport participation

Encouraging sport participation

Millions of people tuned in to watch Portugal stun France in the final of Uefa Euro 2016. Many of them will have been young football fans determined to match the skills of their heroes.

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