Otago Daily Times: Editorial

A writer’s house on ‘home ground’?

A writer’s house on ‘home ground’?

The proposal to buy Charles Brasch's former Heriot Row, Dunedin house for the city had merit, but the tight timeframe was always going to be problematic.

‘Wicked’ first ruling

‘Wicked’ first ruling

It has taken some years, much upset and debate, but the first meaningful attempt to get some of the objectionable slogans and images off Wicked Campers' New Zealand vehicles has now been made.

Climate change fires up again

Climate change fires up again

It is said, timing is everything. It is something of a surprise then, that a week after New Zealand ratified the global Paris climate change accord in New York, it is announced the life of the country's last two coal-fired power generators at Genesis Energy's Huntly Power Station will be extended by four years.

Airport under Queenstown’s wing

Airport under Queenstown’s wing

Just like Wanaka itself, the town's airport will take off in the coming years. Already, demand is increasing steadily, and decisions are required on its future.

A win to celebrate

A win to celebrate

We have a new champion to cheer about in New Zealand, and cheer we should.

Hillsborough: a tragedy revealed

Hillsborough: a tragedy  revealed

The families of the 96 people killed at the Hillsborough football stadium have been vindicated after new inquests into the disaster determined they had been unlawfully killed.

Land tax is a possible solution

Land tax is a possible solution

Some days it must appear as though Prime Minister John Key cannot buy a vote, not matter what he does or says.

Floods highlight wider issue

Floods highlight wider issue

Ten months after swathes of Dunedin were left submerged by floodwaters a report on how the city's infrastructure performed has finally been completed.

Focus on the Western Front

Focus on the Western Front

We are now nearing the halfway point of New Zealand's World War 1 centenary commemorations, and each year holds its own significance.

Walking the climate-change talk

Walking the climate-change talk

This weekend in New York, New Zealand and other countries have an opportunity to really walk the climate-change talk.

Closer relations with China

Closer relations with China

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has maintained his warm relations with China through his latest visit, despite being warned not to raise the South China Sea issue if he wanted progress on trade.

Recognition on world stage

Recognition on world stage

The All Blacks bring joy and pride to many New Zealanders.

Election fatigue in Australia

Election fatigue in Australia

Australian voters could face an election as soon as July 2 if Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull makes good on his threat to call a double dissolution in response to a key Bill being voted down by the Federal Upper House.

‘Gig-speed’ progress too slow

‘Gig-speed’ progress too slow

Winning the Gigatown competition was, so Dunedin was told, going to be the best boost for the city since the 1860s gold rush.

How much is a matter of taste?

How much is a matter of taste?

The issue of the Compass Group's frozen hospital meals has heated up again.

Recognising a cricketing great

Recognising a cricketing great

When thoughts turn to Otago cricketing greats, the names of Bert Sutcliffe, Glenn Turner and Brendon McCullum naturally spring to mind.

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