Otago Daily Times: Editorial

How lucky we are

How lucky we are

Sometimes, in the midst of personal tragedy, global conflict and uncertainty, or even the mundane slog of daily life, it can be possible to forget just how lucky we are.

Moral authority required

Moral authority required

The third term blues have set in early and hard for the John Key-led National Government with actions of the Prime Minister and his Cabinet being scrutinised and critiqued in earnest.

Saluting a sense of community

Saluting a sense of community

Every nation can benefit from special days when the community comes together in a common cause.

Conflict touches NZ

Conflict touches NZ

The death of a New Zealand citizen in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State undoubtedly brings the foreign conflict closer to home.

Air New Zealand's flying

Air New Zealand's flying

Air New Zealand plans to increase its total domestic capacity by more than 650,000 seats in the coming financial year, and Queenstown Airport is to be a major recipient of the increased availability.

Writing on the wall?

Writing on the wall?

Next month, the country will be abuzz with literary fever as centres nationwide hold writers' and readers' festivals, and celebrate the wealth of local, national and international talent across a range of disciplines.

Migrants' Mediterranean misery

Migrants' Mediterranean misery

The wave of refugee deaths reached horrific levels at the weekend when about 700 people drowned after a crammed fishing boat overturned off the coast of Libya.

Serious housing imbalances

Serious housing imbalances

Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer delivered a strong message on New Zealand's housing imbalances last week which the Government would be foolish to ignore.

Embattled southern health services

Embattled southern health services

The latest news about the Southern District Health Board must be disheartening to all concerned.

Gone but not forgotten

Gone but not forgotten

It is now a full year since 219 girls were abducted by Boko Haram Islamic militants from a boarding school in the town of Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria.

Message about family violence

Message about family violence

The life sentence handed down by a High Court judge this week to a Hamilton father who killed his 8-month-old son sends a strong message to abusers that family violence will not be tolerated.

Dunedin's musical prodigies

Dunedin's musical prodigies

The Stratford Post says that a record has been put up by two local girls in the Trinity College musical examination.

Flying the flag

Flying the flag

The  RSA has courted controversy this week by entering the campaign fighting against proposed changes to the country's flag.

Fading memories

Fading memories

Dame Alison Holst has been part of New Zealand's pysche for such a long time it is hard to remember a time when her cookbooks were not resplendent in the country's kitchens.

Autumn of discontent

Lavish praise is again being heaped upon the New Zealand economy by bank economists and overseas observers. The term ''rock star economy'' has become part of economic folklore.

Migrants: Otago's gain

Migrants: Otago's gain

The influx of migrants into Otago, and especially into coastal Otago, is good news. As Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull said, the immigration is ''very encouraging''.

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