Editorial

Labour's plans for Dunedin

Labour's plans for Dunedin

Labour Party leader David Cunliffe promises millions of dollars of investment into Dunedin if he leads the next government after next month's election.

Splitting hairs or slippery slope?

Splitting hairs or slippery slope?

What constitutes an appropriate hairstyle for a high school pupil?

Cleansing process needed

Cleansing process needed

Justice Minister Judith Collins has become a liability to Prime Minister John Key, the Government and more widely, and disturbingly, the country.

The expansion of the Wakatipu

The expansion of the Wakatipu

The international slowdown from the great financial crisis of 2008, as well as the collapse of New Zealand finance companies, is fading into the distant past for Queenstown.

Dunedin's local alcohol policy

Dunedin's local alcohol policy

The Dunedin City Council is working on one of its most contentious, and arguably most important, policies in recent years.

Small step for fast food giants

The decision by fast-food chain Burger King to display energy labels on menu boards on its restaurants throughout New Zealand has been heralded by dieticians as a step in the right direction - although they say much more can be done.

A deep racial divide

A deep racial divide

There is a long list of reasons why people in Ferguson, Missouri, are feeling angry after a police officer this week shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Editorial: No-one clean in 'dirty politics'

Editorial: No-one clean in 'dirty politics'

Author and investigative journalist Nicky Hager has wielded a mighty sword, penning allegations of National Party ''dirty politics'' in a book of that name released on Wednesday night.

Education success stories

Education success stories

It is pleasing the city's main tertiary education providers have again posted the top marks in the country.

A poisoned chalice

A poisoned chalice

It is a sad reality that regular reports of Syria's three-year civil war have to a large extent dropped off the world radar.

Challenge for outdoor clubs

Challenge for outdoor clubs

The Minister of Conservation has thrown down a challenge to outdoor clubs with $700,000 handed over this month to help volunteers maintain back country huts, tracks and other facilities.

Volatility part of everyday life

Dairying has been the darling of the New Zealand's agricultural sector - and the export economy - in recent years.

What message does verdict send?

What message does verdict send?

Few people can fail to be moved by the distress and disbelief expressed by the parents of the late schoolboy Stephen Dudley during the sentencing of one of his attackers in the High Court at Auckland this week.

Not the time for race debate

Act New Zealand leader Jamie Whyte pushed an election button used often by aspiring politicians seeking wide public exposure, or by old hands looking to shore up support.

A gift for generations

A gift for generations

It is not difficult to agree something ''extraordinary'' this week occurred in the New Zealand conservation arena.

A place for the Games

A place for the Games

The pessimists about the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow were proved wrong.

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