Editorial

Resolve required in Pakistan

Even by the regular horrors of a brutal world, even by commonplace terrorist killings in Pakistan, even by terrorist standards, the slaughter of 132 children and nine staff at a Peshawar army school is monstrous and almost beyond belief.

DCC fraud: a salutary lesson

DCC fraud: a salutary lesson

Deloitte's report into fraud at the Dunedin City Council has proved as damning as suspected.

Time to look at efficiency

Time to look at efficiency

The modest 2.4% rise in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction index this week will be welcomed by dairy farmers, rural businesses and the Government alike.

Stability in the secondary scene

Stability in the secondary scene

The secondary school scene in Dunedin is most unusual for several reasons.

Time for compassion

Time for compassion

The hostage tragedy across the Tasman came to what, in hindsight, seems an inevitable end, with the gunman shot by police.

Japan's economic reforms

Japan's economic reforms

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to have strengthened his hold on power given the country's ruling coalition looked to be heading for a resounding victory in lower-house elections at the weekend.

Success will be joint effort

The New Zealand economy is finely balanced - and the scales may yet tip in either direction.

Respect and the police

Respect and the police

Policing is one of the tougher jobs around. Most of us have neither the character nor skills to take it on.

Balancing freedom and security

Balancing freedom and security

It is with misgivings and concern that the Countering Terrorist Fighters Act comes into law.

How quickly fortunes can change

How quickly fortunes can change

Dairy farmers yesterday received the bad news they had been expecting when Fonterra announced a revised payout price of $4.70 per kilogram of milksolids, slashing 60c per kg/ms off the previous forecast.

Protecting the public

Protecting the public

New measures to keep dangerous criminals locked up for longer - and to better protect victims - will soon come into force.

Service brings rewards for all

Service brings rewards for all

Many people will be familiar with the Rotary motto ''Service above self'', a philosophy which is the cornerstone of many organisations and individuals working in New Zealand and around the world for the betterment of others.

Teachers must lead by example

Revelations thousands of teachers are working in mainstream New Zealand schools without authorisation are concerning.

New Zealand and corruption

New Zealand and corruption

New Zealand has dropped a place to be now ranked second in the Least Corrupt Country in the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, published recently by Transparency International.

Time to take a stand

Time to take a stand

News that action is being taken against 15 Queenstown businesses found to be in breach of employment and immigration laws is a disappointment, but hardly a surprise.

Action starts by changing attitudes

Action starts by changing attitudes

The recommendations in the final report by the Glenn Inquiry provide much food for thought.

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