Editorial

The question of spying

The question of spying

So New Zealand is ''spying'' on some of our ''closest'', ''friendliest'' and most ''vulnerable'' neighbours.

Safety valve for justice system

Safety valve for justice system

Privy Council's quashing of Teina Pora's conviction for the murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 cannot help but raise further concerns about New Zealand's justice system.

Mitigating workplace risk

Mitigating workplace risk

The prosecution of the Ministry of Social Development by WorkSafe New Zealand could prove a gamechanger for the public service and its workers - as well as private-sector employers - in this country.

The sound of success

The sound of success

There is little doubt one of Dunedin's greatest assets is its rich arts and cultural scene.

The pressure on rates

It is in Christchurch that the pressure on rates is at its most acute. Despite the billions from the Government and insurance, the earthquakes have scarred not just the earth but also the city finances.

Curbing MPs' remuneration

Curbing MPs' remuneration

Every time the Remuneration Authority bumps up members of Parliament salaries the public, or at least large parts of it, is appalled.

Continued biosecurity threats

Continued biosecurity threats

Overseas tourists coming to New Zealand or Australia are often surprised by biosecurity measures.

Realpolitik and going into Iraq

Realpolitik and going into Iraq

It is easy to see why New Zealanders, just like Parliament, are divided about this country's involvement in the Iraq quagmire.

The hazards of tourist drivers

The hazards of tourist drivers

The issue of overseas drivers has flared again, and for very good reason. Five appeared in Otago courts on Monday after a weekend of death and injury.

Seabed mining concerns

Seabed mining concerns

The Government seems headed on a collision course with environmentalists over its plans to amend legislation which could open New Zealand's seabed to mining.

Britain's unpredictable election

Political turmoil in Britain is ensuring political pundits hedge their bets as to which party will be able to form a government after the May 7 election.

Winston Peters - the waiting game

Winston Peters - the waiting game

Prime Minister John Key will face an early litmus test of how his Government is tracking when the Northland by-election is held on March 28.

'Do not pass Go ...'

'Do not pass Go ...'

''We're not talking about houses. We're talking about families.''

We are sailing

We are sailing

It looks a done deal. At least part of the America's Cup qualifying series will be raced in Auckland and the Government will support Team New Zealand with taxpayers' money.

Treading a delicate line

Treading a delicate line

Damned if we do, and damned if we don't. That is the position New Zealand faces on commitments to join the struggle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

Uni: excitement and opportunity

Uni: excitement and opportunity

The colleges and flats have been filling as students flood back to Dunedin and the University of Otago.

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