Opinion

Between a rock and a hard place in Ukraine

This is what former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, subsequently driven from office by mass protests in Kiev, said to German Chancellor Angela Merkel just one year ago, at the start of the crisis.

NZ-China relationship indeed very special

NZ-China relationship indeed very special

Shared interests are a far more powerful force in world politics than a shared ideology, writes Nicholas Khoo.

Finding reasonably secure stadium revenue figure relatively simple

Dunedin City Council critic Calvin Oaten says there is a third uncanvassed option for the future of Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Exploring Renaissance period a testing cultural experience

Exploring Renaissance period a testing cultural experience

Most rational thinkers would agree a Renaissance Man is a man to be envied. Cultured, debonair and successful in many different areas, the Renaissance Man will always be invited to prestigious dinner parties, and clapped on the back at significant art openings.

Abe's snap election ploy risks failure if issues ignite

''I need to hear the voice of the people,'' Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

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