Editorial

Responding to freedom camping

Responding to freedom camping

Change is the only constant. So said Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus 2500 years ago and his view is increasingly valid today.

A campaign unlike any others

A campaign unlike any others

Voters in New Hampshire take their politics seriously.

Teacher-pupil boundaries

Teacher-pupil boundaries

The matter of the King's High School teacher and a sexual relationship with a pupil is a clear-cut case of boundaries being blatantly crossed.  

Age shall not weary them

Age shall not weary them

The joints creak and the hamstrings are not as flexible as they once were, but the energy and enthusiasm shown by competitors at the New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin last week were to be admired.

Straddling the political divide

Straddling the political divide

Parliament resumes tomorrow with the Prime Minister's statement taking precedence over other business.

Progress on cycleways

Progress on cycleways

The guarded optimism about the proposed separated cycleways for Dunedin's one-way streets north of Queens Gardens is encouraging.

A question of taste

A question of taste

Food and shelter are key necessities for a caring society but lately, food quality for some of the most vulnerable in the South has been called into question.

The road to Waitangi

The road to Waitangi

New Zealanders will have the opportunity, it now seems, to watch Prime Minister John Key be subject to protest and abuse as he visits Te Tii Marae.

Free tertiary education

Free tertiary education

Labour's policy of three years' free tertiary education for all has spiced up politics and created a clear point of difference from National.

A tragic waste of life

A tragic waste of life

More families were torn apart at the weekend when the lives of two teenagers who were too young to hold drivers' licences ended.

Supporting the music

Dunedin has a vibrant arts culture and one of the most significant parts of the culture is the Southern Sinfonia. The sinfonia is a treasure, and fortunately one which is not hidden away from public view.

Freedom or corruption?

Freedom or corruption?

New Zealand has slipped down the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index and is now the fourth-least corrupt country after usually being in the top three of the 167 countries ranked last year.

Zika virus — a chilling warning

Zika virus — a chilling warning

Pregnant women are being advised to not consider travelling to countries affected by the mosquito-borne zika virus for fear of harming their unborn children - a chilling warning.

Caution on council budgets

Caution on council budgets

The comments from Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull that the city is in "a very agreeable position'' as it considers its budget for the next financial year is both heartening and concerning.

Unsettled start to political year

Unsettled start to political year

The political year in New Zealand is marked by two significant events. First, politicians visit Ratana Pa, followed two weeks later by the annual visit to Waitangi on February 6.

The free education myth

The free education myth

It has been many a year since state education in New Zealand could be considered ‘‘free'', notably for secondary schools.

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