Editorial

Chinese investment in NZ

Chinese investment in NZ

No-one can doubt the importance of China to New Zealand. Last year, China passed Australia as this country's number one trading partner and, since the Free Trade Agreement was signed in 2008, exports to China have nearly trebled.

A healthier way forward

A healthier way forward

It was billed as ''a more sustainable health system for all New Zealanders''.

Respect in the workplace

Respect in the workplace

The resignation of Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority head Roger Sutton has polarised opinion and prompted debate.

Challenge for Little-and Labour

Challenge for Little-and Labour

So now it is the turn of Andrew Little.

Education's man drought

Education's man drought

It is a fact of today's life that an increasing number of children in New Zealand are growing up with no or few male role models.

Scheme doing a great job

The latest national employment statistics provide good news in many areas, although less so for youth.

Build it and more will come

Build it and more will come

There might be concern about the costs, designs and loss of parking over commuter cycleways in Dunedin but few will disagree with a push to fast-track the Otago Peninsula route.

Cold War or Big Chill?

Cold War or Big Chill?

Opinion is divided over whether Russia's latest actions signal military posturing, the start of a new Cold War, or are routine.

Debacle of the worst order

Debacle of the worst order

Every day it gets worse. The debacle that is the case of Phillip John Smith - murderer, paedophile, extortionist and now fugitive - is a horror show of incompetence and bungling.

League's time in the sun

League's time in the sun

Rugby league fans and keen sports followers are looking forward to the final of the Four Nations competition in Wellington on Saturday.

Heeding history's lessons

Heeding history's lessons

This morning, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, many New Zealanders will attend wreath-laying ceremonies at war memorials nationwide, or pause in their homes and workplaces to observe two minutes' silence in memory of those who died while serving their country in World War 1.

Celebrating business success

New Zealanders, particularly those in the south of the South Island, are not good at talking themselves up when it comes to business endeavours.

Rebirth, resilience, remembrance

Rebirth, resilience, remembrance

It is difficult not to be impressed by the One World Trade Centre building, which has risen from the ashes of the former Twin Towers to reclaim the Manhattan skyline.

The final resting place

The final resting place

There will be no lack of sympathy for the families of Pike River victims, who now must face the reality the remains of their loved ones will not be recovered from the site of one of New Zealand's worst mining disasters.

Balance of security and privacy

Balance of security and privacy

Vexed questions about how far a country can go watching its citizens versus their rights to privacy will continue to be debated following the national security announcement yesterday by Prime Minister John Key.

Midterm changes likely

Midterm changes likely

United States President Barack Obama had only one public outing during the US midterm elections, something which his Republican opponents pointed to as an admission about the dissatisfaction voters feel for his administration.

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