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Whiskey and gin distillery recognised

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 08:44
Rob Auld on his Southland farm, which comprises a sheep and cropping operation alongside a distillery. PHOTO: JAMES JUBB There are few tipples more traditional than whisky.
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Murder charge after woman found dead in Cambridge

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 08:43
Police at the scene in Cambridge. Photo: Mike Scott A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead at a Waikato property.
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Oceania Care apologises for 'shocking' treatment of woman in one of its rest homes

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 08:37
An investigation found the woman did not receive the medication that could have managed her blood-sugar levels and ultimately prevented her death. Photo: File image A healthcare company has apologised for the "shocking" treatment of a diabetic woman who did not receive her regular insulin medication and died less than 24 hours after being admitted to one of its rest homes.
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Bid to assess risk of rising nitrate levels in premature births

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 08:26
Photo: File image / Getty Springston resident Mike Glover is helping researchers discover whether rising nitrate levels are a risk factor in premature births.
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Olivia Newton-John dead at 73

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 08:07
Olivia Newton-John in California in 2020. Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic via Getty Images Singer Olivia Newton-John, who soared to the top of the world's pop music charts in the 1970s and 1980s with such tunes as "I Honestly Love You" and "Physical" and starred in the hit movie musical "Grease," has died at age 73 at her home in southern California.
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Olivia Newton-John dead at 73

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 07:52
gettyimages-1201988722.jpg Olivia Newton-John in California in 2020. Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic via Getty Images Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John has died at her home in California aged 73, her husband says.
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Gate-way to glory

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 05:32
comm-games-medal-count.jpg PHOTO: ODT GRAPHIC Prepare for the mullet hairstyle to get even more popular in New Zealand schoolyards. Aaron Gate might just have inspired a generation to both give cycling a go and let that hair flow underneath the helmet.
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Councillors under scrutiny

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 05:30
orc_2_021121.jpg PHOTO: ODT FILES The Ministry for the Environment is going to monitor crucial Otago Regional Council meetings after an investigation raised concerns about councillor conduct towards staff.
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Candidates withdraw from mayoral contest

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 05:15
Two candidates have pulled out of the mayoralty race in Invercargill due to the increasing number of candidates.
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Two southern skifields extending season

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 05:15
An NZSKI bus stuck on the access road to Coronet Peak yesterday morning closed the road for about 45 minutes. Bus passengers were shuttled up to the skifield. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Two southern skifields are extending their seasons to make the most of good snow conditions.
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Restaurant owners left shaken after windows broken

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 05:00
hashi_0.jpg Another South Dunedin shop damaged by a vandal on Sunday morning. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON Staff at a South Dunedin sushi restaurant have been left shaken after a man was tasered after allegedly going on a window-smashing spree for the second time in one weekend.
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Doctor-patient affair: part of penalty outside tribunal’s powers

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 05:00
A Dunedin doctor struck off after admitting a sexual relationship with a patient has had a small win after the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal reconsidered its penalty decision against him.
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Dunedin singer steps out at Abbey Road

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 04:51
kylie_price_at_abby_road.jpg Singer-songwriter Kylie Price recorded a single at the world-famous Abbey Road studio in London. PHOTO: SUPPLIED A former Dunedin resident is making the most of opportunities offshore by recording at the same studio where The Beatles made music history and the Lord of the Rings soundtrack was forged.
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Power outage puts uni schedule out

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 04:45
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH University of Otago students gather after being turned away from the St David lecture theatre, in Dunedin, because of a power outage yesterday afternoon.
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Health body accepts findings

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 04:45
Southland Hospital. PHOTO: ODT FILES Doctors in Southland Hospital’s emergency department were so swamped with patients it meant a man’s dangerous infection was not treated sooner, the health and disability commissioner has found.
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Collision with a power pole leads to transformer fire

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 04:45
Firefighters from Outram Volunteer Fire Station use dry powder to extinguish a transformer which caught fire after a car knocked over a pole in Nichols Rd. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY Emergency services responded to a one-car crash yesterday on the outskirts of Mosgiel that caused a power pole to catch fire.
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Olympic Canadian curlers share their skills with local teams

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 04:30
Grassroots curling collided with Olympic star quality at the weekend.
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More snow settles as wintry weather sweeps across region

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 04:30
Another week in Otago and another winter blast rolls through.
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