Otago Daily Times: Editorial

Perils of Dunedin Hospital rebuild

Perils of Dunedin Hospital rebuild

If the public has all but given up on the prospect of a major redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital, it is now time to start paying attention.

Trump’s triumph

Trump’s triumph It has come to pass. Republican Party nominee Donald Trump is no longer "presumptive''.

The integrity of the Olympics

The integrity of the Olympics

Performance-enhancing drugs are the scourge of modern sport. No sooner has one scandal hit the headlines than along comes more suspicion and more disgrace. No misdeeds since the 1970s, however, are in the same league as the systematic and state-sponsored drug cheating in Russia.

Consolidation of power

Consolidation of power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems likely to dismiss warnings from world leaders to not use the attempted coup as a blank cheque to do whatever he wants in retaliation.

Small town policing

Small town policing

Policing in Central Otago is in the spotlight again, and this will be frustrating for both the public and police officers. The vast majority of policing in the region is positive and it is disappointing for all when errors or unfair treatment come to light.

Dunedin’s growing contentment

Dunedin’s growing contentment

It is time to consign Dunedin's habitual discontent to history.

Public service tradition

Public service tradition

Public service is a proud tradition in New Zealand and the upcoming local authority elections are a chance for citizens from a diverse range of backgrounds to put themselves forward as candidates.

Diplomatic options available

Diplomatic options available

China has suffered a major embarrassment on its claims to territorial rights in the South China Sea.

'Affordable' housing

'Affordable' housing

It is a sad state when political leaders talk about "affordable'' housing costing only $500,000 to $600,000 in Auckland and Queenstown.

Encouraging sport participation

Encouraging sport participation

Millions of people tuned in to watch Portugal stun France in the final of Uefa Euro 2016. Many of them will have been young football fans determined to match the skills of their heroes.

A world of hatred and violence

A world of hatred and violence

Fears the United States is close to national fracture on racial lines is becoming close to a reality after the deaths of five Dallas police officers and the injuring of six others. US President Barack Obama cut short his trip to Spain to fly home and be in Dallas for the memorial services for the officers whose lives were cut short by a single shooter, 25-year-old former soldier Micah Johnson.

Tourism pressures, Doc’s failure

Tourism pressures, Doc’s failure

The more that is revealed about the Department of Conservation ‘‘trial'' to ramp up helicopter flight numbers on to the isolated Ngapunatoru Ice Plateau in Fiordland the worse it looks.

Community policing disappearing

Community policing disappearing

The New Zealand police have apparently decided which crimes will be made public and when those announcements are made.

Lasting damage from conflict

Lasting damage from conflict

The Iraq war was an intervention that went badly wrong with consequences still being felt to this day.

Financial terrorism's new frontier

Financial terrorism's new frontier

Suicide bombers continue to create misery and destruction around the world as the battle against terrorists moves from the deserts of the Middle East to capital cities.

Ka pai, Kai!

Ka pai, Kai!

Everyone loves a good news story. And the story of Kaitangata, the little town that could, ticks all the feel-good boxes.

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