Otago Daily Times: Editorial

Murder or manslaughter?

Murder or manslaughter?

The death of Taupo toddler Moko Rangitoheriri has again highlighted this country's appalling record of child abuse, but also raises questions about the judicial system.

Oamaru's heritage challenge

Oamaru's heritage challenge

The future of Oamaru's Victorian grandeur has been in the news this month after a Heritage New Zealand report advocated much of the town's centre - all of Lower Thames St and some of its side streets - be preserved for its historical significance.

Asbestos: lessons must be learned

Asbestos: lessons must be learned

This newspaper's investigation into the toxic legacy of asbestos has made for sobering reading.

The British bulldog’s own goal

The British bulldog’s own goal

Britain has made its choice.

Learning from cycleway errors

Learning from cycleway errors

After a long year of construction, mistakes, remedial work, wasted money and public dissatisfaction the South Dunedin Cycle Network has finally been shunted down the council's cycleway queue.

Iraq: lessons of mass assurance

Iraq: lessons of mass assurance

In April last year, 143 New Zealand soldiers were secreted out of the country, bound for Australia en route to Iraq as part of a joint training mission with our transtasman allies.

Lots to lose in Brexit

Lots to lose in Brexit

Nervous times await Britain as the "Brexit'' votes are cast this week.

The melody starts to blur

The melody starts to blur

In perhaps the most famous example of songwriting plagiarism taken to trial, the late George Harrison was accused of lifting the melody of the Chiffons' He's So Fine for his first solo recording, the 1971 No 1 epic My Sweet Lord.

Refugee quota: shame on us

Refugee quota: shame on us

Slow and steady, and absolutely no chance of placing, let alone winning the race.

Cyberbullying: everyone’s problem

Cyberbullying: everyone’s problem

To many New Zealand adults cyberbullying must seem a token issue, often nothing more than banter given in good humour; undoubtedly it can turn nasty but it's essentially harmless and a part of life victims need to accept and thicken their skin to.

Diverting voter attention

Diverting voter attention

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has faced questions about a leak from her office which identified a Maori leader as being under investigation.

Teina Pora: what price justice?

Teina Pora: what price justice?

Finally, acknowledgment.

Spend if we must - don't sell out

Spend if we must - don't sell out

The $20 billion increase in defence spending announced by the Government for the next 15 years adds up to a significant investment in this country's capabilities.

Watching with despair, horror

Watching with despair, horror

The United States has suffered the deadliest shooting spree in the country's history and US President Barack Obama is again left calling for citizens to unite in grief, outrage and resolve to defend their people. Omar Mateen apparently made an emergency call before the attack, identifying himself and pledging allegiance to Islamic State.

Milestone Fiji visit, but still issues

Milestone Fiji visit, but still issues

While the visit to Fiji by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is a milestone and needed to happen, there are legitimate misgivings.

Reserve Bank in difficult situation

Reserve Bank in difficult situation

House price rises and subsequent financial stability concerns continue to worry the Reserve Bank which kept its official cash rate unchanged at 2.25% on Thursday.

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