Otago Daily Times: Editorial

MMP changes needed

MMP changes needed

There is no doubt ''coat-tailing'' gives MMP a bad name.

Big bird spreading the word

There is no doubt creatures great and small occupy special places in the hearts and lives of New Zealanders.

Opportunity for equality

Opportunity for equality

Prime Minister John Key got straight back to business yesterday, sealing support deals with United Future leader Peter Dunne and first-time Act New Zealand MP David Seymour.

Rednecks and separatists

Rednecks and separatists

It can be difficult to debate Maori issues without fostering resentment or the matter being reduced to name calling.

'Monsters not Muslims'

'Monsters not Muslims'

British Prime Minister David Cameron says they are monsters not Muslims.

Question of integrity

Question of integrity

Prime Minister John Key and Solid Energy have some questions to address on the safety or otherwise of entering the drift at Pike River Mine following the release of a report this week.

Soul-searching for the Greens

Soul-searching for the Greens

While the focus in the aftermath of the election rout has been on the woes of the Labour Party, the Greens should also be soul-searching and contemplating where to from here.

A semblance of democracy

A semblance of democracy

New Zealand, through Foreign Minister Murray McCully, has this week congratulated Frank Bainimarama on winning the Fijian elections.

Reinventing the Labour Party

Labour is on the rack, with its worst poll result since 1922.

John Key's opportunity

Interviewed on television just before midnight on election day, Prime Minister John Key demonstrated why he is so popular.

Sensible Scottish naysayers

Sensible Scottish naysayers

There is a time to be brave and bold, often such admirable qualities.

An unusual election campaign

An unusual election campaign

Tommorow, the only poll that counts during the 2014 election will take place.

Firearms and crime

Firearms and crime

The invention and subsequent development of firearms changed the world.

Wider examination needed

Wider examination needed

Allegations by former National Security Agency worker Edward Snowden of a United States spy facility in Auckland - and another in the country's north - are clearly of interest to New Zealand citizens.

Into the Middle East quicksand

Into the Middle East quicksand

The self-styled Islamic State's actions have been so barbaric and threatening that the United States and parts of the rest of the world are feeling compelled to respond.

Making a mockery of marriage

The news two young Dunedin heterosexual men were marrying to win a radio station competition and a trip to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England has, not unreasonably, raised concerns.

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