Otago Daily Times: Editorial

Grounds for hope

Grounds for hope

The sudden agreement of an indefinite ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians and easing of conditions yesterday brought enormous relief to embattled citizens both sides of the Gaza border and to international onlookers - although no small measure of unease lingers.

Disturbing 'we know best' attitude

Disturbing 'we know best' attitude

Revelations the Dunedin City Council several times ignored advice from Audit New Zealand on setting up processes to detect fraud are deeply disturbing.

Dental checks for volunteers no pretty job

Dental checks for volunteers no pretty job

The revelation at Auckland of the shocking condition of the teeth of the young men volunteering for service was corroborated by the local dentists who examined the teeth of candidates.

War of words

War of words

What's in a name?

Survival of the fittest

Survival of the fittest

NHNZ's failure to secure a New Zealand television network to screen content from its new children's channel appears to be a sad indictment on traditional broadcasting in this country.

Labour's plans for Dunedin

Labour's plans for Dunedin

Labour Party leader David Cunliffe promises millions of dollars of investment into Dunedin if he leads the next government after next month's election.

Splitting hairs or slippery slope?

Splitting hairs or slippery slope?

What constitutes an appropriate hairstyle for a high school pupil?

Cleansing process needed

Cleansing process needed

Justice Minister Judith Collins has become a liability to Prime Minister John Key, the Government and more widely, and disturbingly, the country.

The expansion of the Wakatipu

The expansion of the Wakatipu

The international slowdown from the great financial crisis of 2008, as well as the collapse of New Zealand finance companies, is fading into the distant past for Queenstown.

Dunedin's local alcohol policy

Dunedin's local alcohol policy

The Dunedin City Council is working on one of its most contentious, and arguably most important, policies in recent years.

Small step for fast food giants

The decision by fast-food chain Burger King to display energy labels on menu boards on its restaurants throughout New Zealand has been heralded by dieticians as a step in the right direction - although they say much more can be done.

A deep racial divide

A deep racial divide

There is a long list of reasons why people in Ferguson, Missouri, are feeling angry after a police officer this week shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Editorial: No-one clean in 'dirty politics'

Editorial: No-one clean in 'dirty politics'

Author and investigative journalist Nicky Hager has wielded a mighty sword, penning allegations of National Party ''dirty politics'' in a book of that name released on Wednesday night.

Education success stories

Education success stories

It is pleasing the city's main tertiary education providers have again posted the top marks in the country.

A poisoned chalice

A poisoned chalice

It is a sad reality that regular reports of Syria's three-year civil war have to a large extent dropped off the world radar.

Challenge for outdoor clubs

Challenge for outdoor clubs

The Minister of Conservation has thrown down a challenge to outdoor clubs with $700,000 handed over this month to help volunteers maintain back country huts, tracks and other facilities.

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