Editorial

Need for timely healthcare

Need for timely healthcare

Health funding continues to be increased most years, by governments of all hues, and yet the problems remain.

Celebrating success: A Class Act

Young achievers are always something to celebrate within a community and the 2015 Otago Daily Times Class Act Awards recipients were part of the annual regional celebration yesterday.

Putting love in the care equation

Putting love in the care equation

''They told us they were not watched over, nor protected. They were not valued, not heard, not believed, and not safe.''

Implications of political expediency

Implications of political expediency

When all else fails, it pays to have a ''Plan B'' and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse demonstrated his political credentials this week.

Migrants: no man is an island

''We are humans. We are not animals.''

Leadership on repairs needed

The latest bad news out of Christchurch is set to add to the misery of people enduring years of heartache as they battle their way out of the earthquake related disasters besetting the city.

Late last week, a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment report into the Building Code compliance of earthquake repairs to Canterbury homes made for some bleak reading.

Other options for Landcorp

Other options for Landcorp

Dairy farm prices are falling mainly because of the reduced payout being offered to milk producers by Fonterra and other co-operatives.

Action on bowel cancer needed

Action on bowel cancer needed

Where is the urgency when it is needed?

Local businesses handicapped

Local businesses handicapped

Former Prime Minister David Lange once famously quipped ''even drug dealers pay GST''.

Ultimate destinations

Ultimate destinations

What a thrill; nine New Zealand sites have been named among the 500 must-see places in the world, according to travel guide publisher Lonely Planet.

Couch burning and consequences

Couch burning and consequences

A chorus of approval has greeted the refusal of a Dunedin judge to allow a student to escape conviction for couch burning.

Anything but solid

The demise of a once thriving coal mining company will leave taxpayers facing a loss of at least $128million from the decision to place Solid Energy into voluntary administration.

Our all-New Zealand hero

Our all-New Zealand hero

Richard Hugh McCaw is almost too good to be true. How can one man be so much - arguably our best rugby player yet, good looking, intelligent, brave and about to become the most capped rugby international in test history.

Random acts of kindness

Random acts of kindness

While we do not know all the details, the report this week of the man who walked into a bar and left $440 for free lunches for pensioners was no joke.

Practical political solution

Practical political solution

Prime Minister John Key delivered some welcome news to rugby fans when he announced the Government is planning to urgently change liquor laws to allow pubs to stay open for early morning Rugby World Cup games.

Flagging the choices narrowed

Flagging the choices narrowed

Ferns, koru and Southern Crosses are the hallmarks of the 40 designs longlisted by the Flag Consideration Panel for our new national ensign.

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