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Otago Daily Times: Opinion

Council to look at childcare expenses New! 2019-09-21 13:00:21City councillors will decide next week whether to adopt a policy which would see their childcare expenses paid for by ratepayers.

UV treatment for some of the district's water New! 2019-09-21 13:00:21UV treatment plants like this one already operating in Rolleston will be installed in Leeston, Lincoln and Prebbleton to meet new water quidelines

Top results at world champs for Selwyn para-sswimmer New! 2019-09-21 13:00:21Selwyn para-swimmer Celyn Edwards left his mark on the world championships at the London Aquatic Centre. Celyn Edwards earned two top eight int

Fuelled by dreams - rallying and racing New! 2019-09-21 13:00:21Trevor Crowe at his workshop in front of the Subaru WRX he will race at Ashley Forest this weekend and the BMW 635 he won the NZ Group A series in dur

Parking restrictions to be put in place outside New! 2019-09-21 13:00:21Harewood School principal Julie Greenwood is looking forward to the P3 drop-off/ pick up zones being put in place. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Harewood

Christmas fun for Mosgiel New! 2019-09-21 12:30:00Christmas Family Fun Night co-ordinator John Bone is arranging a festive celebration for Mosgiel in December. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A Mosgiel

Harington Point battery site clean-up New! 2019-09-21 12:30:00Gathered after cleaning up the area around the historic Harington Point gun emplacements at the weekend are Air Training Corps cadets, community volun

Mayoral candidates mull place of arts in city New! 2019-09-21 12:30:00Dunedin Mayoralty candidates and audience members listen to candidate Finn Campbell during Tuesday night’s Arts and Culture in Otepoti forum. P

Rakiura sea lion colony could help boost Otago New! 2019-09-21 12:30:00A small but thriving colony of New Zealand sea lions recently discovered in a remote harbour on Stewart Island could eventually help boost the sea lio

Car Free Day to be marked with Octagon New! 2019-09-21 12:30:00Buses will be free all day on Sunday. Photo: ODT files Dunedin people will get an idea of what our city would be like with fewer cars when Car

Ebbing foot traffic hits hard New! 2019-09-21 12:30:00Thomas Shoes owner David Thomas is set to retire and close a business his grandfather started in 1921. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A sole trader is

Church for demolition New! 2019-09-21 12:30:00St James Presbyterian Church in King Edward St. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON South Dunedin's St James Presbyterian Church building is expecte

Stuff.co.nz - Opinion

The complex issues surrounding homelessness 2019-09-16 14:00:00Circumstances are not necessarily the only challenge homeless people may face.

MP Barbara Kuriger: 'If we undermine farming, we 2019-09-15 19:09:20"I respect the climate is changing, but we cannot afford to move faster than the rest of the world in our response."

Benefits of the gig economy will not be 2019-09-15 13:00:00OPINION: The gig economy is often presented as the path to freedom from the 9 to 5 drudgery most of us call a work day. But that's a lie.

Writing your eulogy before you're dead 2019-09-13 18:00:00OPINION: What words do you want on your tombstone?

The priceless value of te reo Māori 2019-09-12 16:00:00Knowing te reo has increasing value in the job market, but its true worth is priceless.

Getting ready to let go on the first 2019-09-12 15:00:00Letting go is something mothers of sons need to start practicing from the moment they are born.

The work ended but the signs remained 2019-09-06 18:00:00Jim Tucker went online to find the owners of signs abandoned in his street.

The battle of the head and the heart 2019-09-05 15:30:00What to do with it after you've said your I dos.

Checkout the logical place for charities to target 2019-09-01 13:00:00OPINION: Shame is a powerful motivator. It's naive to think charities don't understand that.

Rank, rank, rank votes in the bank 2019-08-30 18:00:00OPINION: STV may stand for simple to vote, but it's not simple to figure out how it works.

Clothes, homelessness and a moral dilemma for New 2019-08-29 17:30:00It's hard to put yourself in the shoes of someone sleeping rough when you have means.

We can all do more to tackle New 2019-08-28 14:00:00Working together to prevent suicide is the theme again for this year's World Suicide Prevention Day.

Stuff.co.nz - Opinion

Clowning rebound: a gesture for the disempowered 2019-09-16 13:00:00OPINION: Their guys hand you redundancy papers. Your guy hands them balloon animals.

Time and again, farmers put their hand up 2019-09-16 00:12:22OPINION: Farmers keep working to do better by the environment, but where are these headlines?

Home poverty, not poor parenting, justifies free school 2019-09-12 22:20:00OPINION When you are earning $600 but your unavoidable bills are $650, that's not a budgeting issue, that's a crisis with no apparent solution.

Have we really figured out why our kids 2019-09-11 22:23:46OPINION: The problem can't just be that we're all obsessed with winning.

Waterways plan will impact laggards, leachers, not good-practice 2019-09-11 20:00:00OPINION: The plan will also stop district councils riding roughshod over regional council standards.

Health board candidates paint dire picture of health 2019-09-11 00:46:47Health care depending on your postcode must stop in Southland says Southern District Health Board candidates.

Reasons to be grateful - and dream big 2019-09-04 22:26:04OPINION: Gratitude is under-rated.

Lumsden Maternity abandoned and SIT on the chopping 2019-09-03 20:00:00OPINION: Southland's Government MPs should have supported an investigation into the Lumsden Maternity downgrade decision.

Elephant fish with skates were here 2019-09-03 20:00:00Not all eggs come in cartons.

Cancer agency a vessel for progress 2019-09-02 13:00:00OPINION: What's better than establishing a single cancer control agency? Empowering it.

Investing in Southland's future 2019-08-27 19:35:04OPINION: A raft of strategic investments add up to a huge vote of confidence in the Southland economy.

Downtown Invercargill - we have lift-off 2019-08-27 13:00:00OPINION: It's huge and it's happening. CBD transformation is upon us at last.

nzherald.co.nz - Opinion

Mike Hosking on Rugby World Cup: Why All 2019-09-19 17:48:30COMMENT: Thank goodness the Rugby World Cup kickoff has finally arrived. The dribble that has been produced this last week, to fill the gaps left by

Cathy Murphy: Westpac's gender pay gap surprise - 2019-09-19 13:43:12COMMENT A sense of intense frustration arose yesterday as I read about David McLean's apparent surprise to discover that massive gender inequities

Comment: Leave Hilary Barry's boobs alone 2019-09-18 22:49:45COMMENT: Five years ago, Australian TV presenter Karl Stefanovic wore the same suit on TV every day for a year and no one noticed.Every single day f

Mike Hosking: Big holes emerging in Government's gun 2019-09-18 19:20:31COMMENT: You know I like Stuart Nash. We get him on my Newstalk ZB programme every Wednesday after Annette King retired because we literally went thr

Barry Soper: Ihumātao - the lingering migraine for 2019-09-18 13:00:00COMMENT: It was being touted as a possible Foreshore and Seabed issue for the Government.That's the issue that spawned the birth of the Māori P

Mike Hosking: Latest figures prove Donald Trump can't 2019-09-18 04:22:02COMMENT: They have finally put a number on the Trump trade war: $1500 a house.Every house in America is paying $1500 to be at war with China.The troub

Kate Hawkesby: We're going to teach NZ history 2019-09-17 15:58:30COMMENT Now that the Government has flagged compulsory New Zealand history as part of the curriculum, the work begins of sorting out what that's goin

Barry Soper: Jacinda Ardern's meeting with Donald Trump 2019-09-17 13:00:00COMMENT: Well he's confirmed it, he's got a silver tongue - but unfortunately for him it's forked.Australian Prime Minister Scott "Scomo" Morriso

Mike Hosking: Petrol prices - I'm not sure 2019-09-16 16:53:00COMMENT: Z Energy is seemingly flying the flag for petrol operators. They appear to be the most vocal in response to the Commerce Commission's inter

Barry Soper: Once bitten twice shy? Not the 2019-09-16 14:00:00COMMENT: If it can happen to the Labour Party then it can happen to anyone when it comes to dealing with abuse in the workplace. That's the message J

Kate Hawkesby: Failure to launch - now you're 2019-09-15 14:34:31COMMENT: I see the British media are reporting a recent survey which claims you're not an adult until you're... 26-years-old.It used to be 18 was c

Mike Hosking: Ardern's week ahead looks no better 2019-09-15 13:45:52COMMENT: Political tragics and students will study and write about the current scandal enveloping the Labour Party and the Prime Minister.So far it's

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