Otago Daily Times: Editorial

Earthquake persistence pays

Earthquake persistence pays

Sometimes individuals can make a difference. Sometimes their skill and persistence wins through and policies are amended. This is the case with planned changes to earthquake-strengthening requirements.

The scourge of society

Community leaders have every right to be concerned at the suggestion retailers are preparing for the return of pyschoactive legal highs within their areas.

No time to flag our duty

No time to flag our duty

The decision has been made on the four flag designs on which New Zealanders will soon vote but the discussion and debate is unlikely to wane as many express their disappointment at the choices.

Mind the pay gap

''That's women's work.'' Most enlightened people would probably not even think such a thing in today's society.

Onwards to London

All Black captain Richie McCaw knows all about pressure. The world's longest serving international rugby player has experienced the highs and the lows of the game.

Adding insult to injury

In the long and chequered history of legislative changes made by both sides of the House, Thursday's passing into law of the Government's controversial Health and Safety Reform Bill surely takes the cake.

Need for timely healthcare

Need for timely healthcare

Health funding continues to be increased most years, by governments of all hues, and yet the problems remain.

Celebrating success: A Class Act

Young achievers are always something to celebrate within a community and the 2015 Otago Daily Times Class Act Awards recipients were part of the annual regional celebration yesterday.

Putting love in the care equation

Putting love in the care equation

''They told us they were not watched over, nor protected. They were not valued, not heard, not believed, and not safe.''

Implications of political expediency

Implications of political expediency

When all else fails, it pays to have a ''Plan B'' and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse demonstrated his political credentials this week.

Migrants: no man is an island

''We are humans. We are not animals.''

Leadership on repairs needed

The latest bad news out of Christchurch is set to add to the misery of people enduring years of heartache as they battle their way out of the earthquake related disasters besetting the city.

Late last week, a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment report into the Building Code compliance of earthquake repairs to Canterbury homes made for some bleak reading.

Other options for Landcorp

Other options for Landcorp

Dairy farm prices are falling mainly because of the reduced payout being offered to milk producers by Fonterra and other co-operatives.

Action on bowel cancer needed

Action on bowel cancer needed

Where is the urgency when it is needed?

Local businesses handicapped

Local businesses handicapped

Former Prime Minister David Lange once famously quipped ''even drug dealers pay GST''.

Ultimate destinations

Ultimate destinations

What a thrill; nine New Zealand sites have been named among the 500 must-see places in the world, according to travel guide publisher Lonely Planet.

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