Otago Daily Times: Editorial

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.

Food, fads and moderation

Is it OK now to eat piles of butter and bacon or lots of chips and ice cream? The message in the media is that it could well be - after studies found no obvious link between saturated fats and heart disease.

Surviving a drought

Surviving a drought

The long-awaited declaration of a drought in parts of the South Island has focused the attention of the country on what will become an economic disaster if it is not handled correctly.

Battles on the cricket field

Battles on the cricket field

The phoney war is almost over. The hoopla and speeches at the opening ceremony are behind us.

Rolling the dice

Rolling the dice

SkyCity Entertainment and Prime Minister John Key have entered into a game of high-stakes poker over the ''missing'' millions to pay for the controversial New Zealand International Convention Centre.

'Cheers' to investment

'Cheers' to investment

The announcement one of the major global players in the wine industry has invested in Central Otago is exciting for the area, and builds on the hard work of the region's winemaking pioneers.

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