Editorial

Jolting any university complacency

Jolting any university complacency

Whatever the spin from the University of Otago, the sudden drop in first-year domestic student numbers is a shock.

Brakes on RMA reforms

Brakes on RMA reforms

Prime Minister John Key's statement that National will have to ''rip up'' its proposed changes to the Resource Management Act in the wake of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters' win in the Northland by-election seems somewhat petulant given longstanding and widespread opposition to the plans.

Peters changes the rules

Peters changes the rules

For years, New Zealand regions have been telling the John Key-led Government not to ignore the influence those areas have on the country's economy.

Organ donor rate disgraceful

There is no beating about this particular bush. New Zealand's organ donor rates are appalling. That means people die unnecessarily when they miss out on organ replacement.

Still a safe option

Still a safe option

International airlines are scrambling to introduce rules insisting two crew members are always in a plane cockpit after investigators said a German pilot deliberately plunged an Airbus A320 into a mountain.

Catch-up with Korea

Catch-up with Korea

Korea is one of New Zealand's most significant and promising trading partners and the signing of a free-trade agreement between the two countries is an important step in creating more opportunities for businesses.

Sport at its glorious best

Sport at its glorious best

The euphoria is palpable.

A sop to society

A sop to society

St Bede's College board members face a difficult task in dealing with the aftermath of an interim High Court injunction which prevented the school from sending home two errant rowers from a national rowing competition.

A sop to society

A sop to society

St Bede's College board members face a difficult task in dealing with the aftermath of an interim High Court injunction which prevented the school from sending home two errant rowers from a national rowing competition.

Close to the edge

Close to the edge

Dunedin has survived another annual Hyde St keg party.

A powder keg of racism

Ferguson, a town in Missouri, in the United States, with a population of slightly over 21,000 residents, has become the focus of international attention as unrest continues after the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer last year.

Time for Invermay update

Time for Invermay update

The vexed issue of AgResearch's restructuring of its operations continues to provoke strong feelings on both sides of the divide with Auditor-general Lyn Provost weighing into the debate this week.

A damning indictment

A damning indictment

The second report by the Independent Police Conduct Inquiry into the police's handling of the alleged offending by the self-titled ''Roast Busters'' group is a damning indictment on individuals and processes.

A difficult path to peace

A difficult path to peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly claimed victory for his Likud party in a close-call election yesterday as he invited other rightist politicians to join him in a coalition government without delay.

Transparency vital in a democracy

Transparency vital in a democracy

Watching the Government's desperate lolly scramble as it tries to shore up votes in the Northland by-election has made uncomfortable viewing.

In the wake of the storm

In the wake of the storm

The hearts of New Zealanders go out to our Pacific neighbours in Vanuatu in the wake of Cyclone Pam.

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