Editorial

Auschwitz - let us not forget

Auschwitz - let us not forget

Three hundred Auschwitz survivors - most now in their 90s - returned to the former Nazi death camp, 70 years after it was liberated.

Dunedin Hospital's Catch 22

Dunedin Hospital's Catch 22

The problems at Dunedin Hospital's seven-storey clinical services building keep mounting.

Obama sets the tone

United States President Barack Obama has spent the last few days touring Republican heartland states selling his message that everyone should stand to gain from an economy that has all but recovered from years in the doldrums.

'Reforming' the RMA

'Reforming' the RMA

''The devil is in the detail'' is a well-known idiom that is so often so true.

Security from irrigation

Security from irrigation

Urban summer holiday-makers travelling through parts of rural Otago and South Canterbury could be forgiven for being oblivious to what has been dubbed the Big Dry.

Security from irrigation

Security from irrigation

Urban summer holiday-makers travelling through parts of rural Otago and South Canterbury could be forgiven for being oblivious to what has been dubbed the Big Dry.

Taking a motorist's keys

Taking a motorist's keys

What would you do? The reports about the motorist who took the keys off another driver on the Lindis Pass last Sunday evening raise issues which are not easy to answer.

Dunedin's rating dilemmas

Dunedin's rating dilemmas

It is that time of year again when the Dunedin City Council examines its long-term budgets and endeavours to keep the rates increases to a manageable level.

Heeding housing advice

Heeding housing advice

A new year has brought renewed concern around the vexed and complex issue of housing affordability.

Valuing our freedoms

Valuing our freedoms

As the hopes and resolutions of a brave new year rapidly fade amid the horrors of terrorism, and the fallout from political, religious, ethnic and regional conflict around the globe, two well-known and powerful quotes from historical figures seem particularly poignant and relevant.

Abuse of Official Information Act

 Abuse of Official Information Act

The major review of the Official Information Act, now under way, is none too soon.

Super snooping laws

Super snooping laws

The bloody streets of Paris following the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, a Jewish supermarket and a policewoman, are indelibly imprinted on the minds of millions.

Respect for sea and water

Respect for sea and water

What a horror summer season it has been for drownings - again.

Oamaru's tourist trail traction

Those who love the ambience of Oamaru, and especially its historic precinct, might be wondering why it took so long.

The dangers of suppression

One of the most difficult tasks in the modern world of social media is keeping the name secret for someone qualifying for name suppression during a court case.

Balanced approach needed

As New Zealanders embrace their summer holidays, conversations will undoubtedly turn to the weather which has been - in no particular order - too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry and blustery.

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