Otago Daily Times: Editorial

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.

Too soon for tax-cut talk

Too soon for tax-cut talk

It is no surprise tax arguments are sparking the most vociferous arguments in this election's leaders' debates.

First step in long process

First step in long process

This week's release of the preliminary report into the July 17 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine is the first sign of progress in the official investigation, although, in reality, it has offered little in the way of new information.

Fairness and justice

Fairness and justice

As the All Blacks prepare to play the Springboks on Saturday, South Africa will be making global headlines for a different reason as the trial of Oscar Pistorious resumes.

Which road will Scotland take?

Which road will Scotland take?

If the Scots live up to their canny stereotype, many will eschew independence.

Exploitation unacceptable

Exploitation unacceptable

The minimum wage, workers' rights and immigration are some of the many policies being discussed by political parties in the lead-up to this month's general election.

Getting out the gladrags

News Rod Stewart will headline at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin in April next year is welcome.

The Citifleet warning

The Citifleet warning

The Citifleet scandal at the Dunedin City Council is a clear warning for other organisations and businesses.

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