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Ward-Lealand named New Zealander of Year

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 7 min ago
Jennifer Ward-Lealand. Photo: supplied Actor and director Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira has won the 2020 New Zealander of the Year Award.
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Kiss it for luck: winning Powerball ticket now $35m

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 23 min ago
Photo: NZ Herald Ticket sales are skyrocketing ahead of the second-largest Powerball jackpot in New Zealand history, the hefty haul sitting at $35 million.
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Mayoral candidate sends complaints about Dalziel to police

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 25 min ago
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel’s biggest rival in last year’s local body elections has handed over complaints made about her campaign to police.
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Grace Millane's killer sentenced to life in prison

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 33 min ago
gracemillane.jpg Grace Millane was in New Zealand as part of her overseas holiday. Photo: supplied Warning: This story and related coverage of the trial contain graphic details that may be distressing for some readers. The man who killed British backpacker Grace Millane has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 17 years.
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Mum dies trying to save child at Northland beach

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 43 min ago
A woman has died at Baylys Beach after trying to save her child. Photo via NZ Herald A woman has drowned on a notoriously dangerous Northland beach after going in to the water to save her child, who had got into difficulty in the water.
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Federer to miss French Open, targets Wimbledon return

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 50 min ago
Roger Federer. Photo: Reuters Roger Federer has said he will miss a number of tournaments, including the French Open, after undergoing keyhole surgery on his knee in Switzerland, but he is targeting a return in time for Wimbledon.
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Child sex offender warning for east Christchurch parents

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 56 min ago
Parents of school children in Christchurch's eastern suburbs have been warned of a child sex offender who is moving into their area.
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Woman seriously injured on Southland property

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 58 min ago
A woman has been seriously injured on a property in Edendale in Southland this morning.
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Save or shave All Black's mullet?

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 2 min ago
Jack Goodhue's mullet flies free. Photo: Getty Images It's world famous in New Zealand, but its fate hangs in the balance as All Black Jack Goodhue lets the public decide whether to shave or save his mullet.
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Police boost resources for busy Christchurch weekend

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 9 min ago
Photo: Getty Images More police have been called into Christchurch to cover a big weekend of events, including a motorcycle race meeting where two gangs clashed last year.
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'The Chinese have almost disappeared from Queenstown'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 10 min ago
A government-imposed travel ban because of the coronavirus outbreak has changed everything for Queenstown tourist operators. Photo: Getty A Queenstown businessman says he started the year believing the summer of 2020 would be the best ever for his business.
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Police boost resources ahead of busy weekend in city

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 20 min ago
Photo: Getty Images More police have been called into Christchurch to cover a big weekend of events, including a motorcycle race meeting where two gangs clashed last year.
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Canada's indigenous lead climate charge with rail blockade

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 25 min ago
Supporters of the indigenous Wet'suwet'en Nation's hereditary chiefs camp at the railway blockade in Edmonton, Alberta. Photo: Reuters Canadian indigenous groups are leading the charge against fossil-fuel development in a country with the world's third-largest proven oil reserves, using rail blockades as leverage and putting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a bind.
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Two dead after train derails near Melbourne

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 29 min ago
A train driver and another worker have been killed in a terrifying train derailment north of Melbourne.
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Violence erupts as evacuees arrive in Ukraine

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 30 min ago
A demonstrator hurls an object towards a police van during a protest in the village of Novi Sanzhary in Poltava region. Photo: Reuters Residents of a central Ukrainian town clashed with police, burned tires and hurled projectiles at a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from China's Hubei province, quarantined in case of the coronavirus, to a sanatorium on Thursday.
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Suspected German gunman 'published racist manifesto'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 32 min ago
2020-02-20t173511z_286519461_rc2h4f9s7om8_rtrmadp_3_germany-shooting.jpg People attend a vigil for the victims of a shooting in Hanau. Photo: Reuters The man suspected of shooting dead nine people in shisha bars in a German town before killing himself and his mother had posted a manifesto online including conspiracy theories and deeply racist views, prosecutors  say.
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Big B-52 Stratofortress to star at Warbirds Over Wanaka

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 33 min ago
A huge star has been found for this Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show.
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Brisbane car death dad 'rotting in hell'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 38 min ago
rowanbaxternzh.jpg Rowan Baxter and his family. Photo: Facebook via NZ Herald Queensland police had received reports of domestic violence before Rowan Baxter doused his children and wife in petrol and set them alight.
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South Korea city deserted after 'super-spread'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 39 min ago
2020-02-19t112636z_342947339_rc2n3f9kjn2p_rtrmadp_3_china-health-southkorea.jpg Workers sanitise a street in front of the church where a woman known as "Patient 31" attended a service in Daegu. Photo: Reuters The streets of South Korea's fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the coronavirus in what the authorities described as a "super-spreading event" at a church.
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Violence erupts as evacuees arrive in Ukraine

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 43 min ago
2020-02-20t192224z_198471008_rc2j4f9qr76i_rtrmadp_3_china-health-ukraine-protests.jpg A demonstrator hurls an object towards a police van during a protest in the village of Novi Sanzhary in Poltava region. Photo: Reuters Residents of a central Ukrainian town clashed with police, burned tires and hurled projectiles at a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from China's Hubei province, quarantined in case of the coronavirus, to a sanatorium on Thursday.
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