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Notorious murderer takes Corrections to court in bid to wear necklace in prison

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 49 min ago
Phillip John Smith Photo: RNZ / POLICE Infamous prison escapee and murderer Phillip John Smith has taken legal action against the Department of Corrections for refusing to allow him to wear a necklace in prison.
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Popular Westport restaurant and bar catches fire

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 49 min ago
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at Johnny's Bar and Restaurant on the main street of Westport.
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Vicious Auckland CBD brawl caught on camera

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 51 min ago
Footage has emerged of a vicious brawl involving a score of young people that broke out in Auckland's CBD over the weekend.
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Timaru man killed in crash near Tekapo named

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 52 min ago
Police have released the name of the man who died following a crash involving three trucks near Tekapo yesterday.
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Timaru man killed in crash near Tekapo named

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 5 min ago
Police have released the name of the man who died following a crash involving three trucks near Tekapo yesterday.
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Popular Westport restaurant and bar catches fire

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 6 min ago
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at Johnny's Bar and Restaurant on the main street of Westport.
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5169 new community Covid cases; 18 more deaths

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 14 min ago
There are 5169 new community cases of Covid-19 today, and 18 more people have died with the disease.
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Notorious murderer takes Corrections to court in bid to wear necklace in prison

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 17 min ago
Phillip John Smith Photo: RNZ / POLICE Infamous prison escapee and murderer Phillip John Smith has taken legal action against the Department of Corrections for refusing to allow him to wear a necklace in prison.
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5169 new community Covid cases; 18 more deaths

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 20 min ago
There are 5169 new community cases of Covid-19 today, and 18 more people have died with the disease.
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NZ researchers claim tinnitus breakthrough

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 32 min ago
Tinnitus causes people to hear ringing or other noise when there is no external sound. Photo: Getty Images Auckland University researchers say they have had a breakthrough in the management of tinnitus that they hope will be rolled out worldwide.
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James Daniels tries hitchhiking in the Cook Islands

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 19 min ago
James Daniels. Photo: Star News It's every hitchhiker's nightmare, jumping into a car with a serial killer or dangerous criminal. So when well-known Christchurch talkback radio host James Daniels and his wife accepted a ride while on holiday in the Cook Islands recently they were stunned when their driver introduced himself as one of Rarotonga’s most notorious criminals.
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US funding to clear Ukraine landmines

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 36 min ago
A metal military rocket bomb in Ukraine. Photo: Getty Images The US State Department has approved funding to help Ukraine equip and train 100 teams to clear landmines and unexploded ordnance for a year, an official says. 
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US funding to clear Ukraine landmines

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 37 min ago
A metal military rocket bomb in Ukraine. Photo: Getty Images The US State Department has approved funding to help Ukraine equip and train 100 teams to clear landmines and unexploded ordnance for a year, an official says. 
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Despair over low number of election candidates

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 48 min ago
Lan Pham. Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon Local Government New Zealand is making a final plea for council candidates for this year's local body elections in what it is calling an "SOS for local democracy".
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Blasts rock Russia base in Crimea

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 55 min ago
Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters One person has been killed after a  Russian air base near seaside resorts in the annexed Crimean peninsula was rocked by blasts that Moscow said were detonations of stored ammunition, not any attack.
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Blasts rock Russia base in Crimea

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 59 min ago
Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters One person has been killed after a  Russian air base near seaside resorts in the annexed Crimean peninsula was rocked by blasts that Moscow said were detonations of stored ammunition, not any attack.
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Top diplomat signs emergency management co-operation agreement

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 11 hours 4 min ago
4lnbk2z_220809_us_sec_10_jpg.jpg US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone A top United States diplomat who was in Christchurch when the February 2011 earthquake struck has signed a co-operation agreement between the NZ and US emergency management agencies.
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Missing 80-year-old's car found near beach in Canterbury

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 11 hours 11 min ago
297261412_421676066654791_6224017830600243528_n_1.jpg Have you seen Gaynor Fleet? Photo: Police Police have found the car belonging to missing Canterbury woman Gaynor Fleet - but there is still no sign of the 80-year-old.
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Britain planning for blackouts in winter: report

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 11 hours 12 min ago
2022-08-02t093701z_1042424041_rc2yct9l9sp0_rtrmadp_3_britain-energy-prices.jpg Britain could be exposed to four days in January when it may need to trigger emergency measures to conserve gas, the report said. Photo: Reuters Britain is reportedly making plans for organised blackouts for industry and households over winter when cold weather may coincide with gas shortages.
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