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Unruly tourists: Boy pulls the finger as locals lash out

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:10
Video has emerged of a young boy from the unruly British tourists pulling the finger and yelling at media and locals outside court in Hamilton today.
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No injuries after SUV hits parked cars

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:45
Dunedin's George St was partly blocked this afternoon after an SUV ploughed into three parked vehicles.
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Man with slug gun prompts armed police response

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:05
Armed police rushed to South Dunedin this afternoon after reports of a man carrying a weapon.
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Car ends up in Queenstown lake

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:47
queenstowncarinlakedaisyh1.jpg Police, and curious onlookers went to the lakefront across the road from the Rydges Hotel after the car rolled into the lake. Photo: Daisy Hudson An American tourist had a soggy start to her Queenstown holiday after her rental car rolled from a hotel car park, across a busy road, and into Lake Wakatipu.
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Horror flight: Passenger severely ill on Auckland-LA plane

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:08
horror_flight.jpg Passengers on American Airlines flight 82 that had to be diverted to Honolulu after a passenger fell ill. Photo: Paul Ross A Kiwi passenger has spoken of a horror flight to Los Angeles where a passenger fell severely ill, requiring urgent care and the plane to be diverted to Hawaii.
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Broadway icon Carol Channing dead at 97

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:58
carolchanningreuters.jpg Comedian Channing poses at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Los Angeles in 2015. Photo: Reuters Carol Channing, who won over audiences with her giddy, guileless charm in signature roles in Broadway's "Hello, Dolly!" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," died in her California home on Tuesday at the age of 97, according to her publicist.
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Work begins on purging Pike River of explosive gas

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:54
Work would now begin on purging explosive gas from the full tunnel, which was about 2km long. Photo: Greymouth Star Work to flush explosive gases out of the Pike River mine tunnel is set to begin today as the operation to re-enter the mine drift enters a critical phase.
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Doctor's request for Amber-Rose trial outside Dunedin declined

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:41
skantha_court_cropped_060318.jpg Dunedin health professional Venod Skantha accused of murdering Amber-Rose Rush (16) appears in the Dunedin High Court. Photo: ODT A Dunedin doctor accused of murdering a teenage girl has had his request for the trial to be heard outside the city declined.
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Vodafone NZ staff brace for big layoffs

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:17
jason_paris_vodafone_herald.jpg Vodafone chief executive Jason Paris. Photo: NZ Herald Vodafone New Zealand staff are bracing for more restructure news ahead of an internal company update scheduled for later today.
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Trudeau reaches out to Ardern over China

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:37
ardern_and_trudeau_chogm.jpg Jacinda Ardern and Justin Trudeau at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting last year. Photo: Getty Images Canadian leader Justin Trudeau has contacted New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to try to shore up support in applying pressure on China in an escalating diplomatic feud between the two nations.
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No fairytale return for Fekitoa

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:18
Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa on the charge against the Force. Photo Getty Images Former All Black Malakai Fekitoa is set to leave French Top 14 giants Toulon to join English club Wasps, according to a report from the UK.
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Digitising historic films proves to be mammoth task

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00
There is no sign of completion for an Opoho man digitising the history of the South in his basement, one film reel at a time.
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Omakau throughbred meeting could be its last

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00
The Central Otago Racing Club has vowed to keep fighting hard, to keep its annual Omakau thoroughbred racing.
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Summer Singing School prepared for Ashburton concerts

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00
The long-running and popular Mid Canterbury Summer Singing School has kicked off again in Ashburton this week.
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The South Today bulletin: 16 January 2019

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00
Get your daily dose of local news with the full The South Today bulletin for 16 January 2019.
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EU leaders dismayed at Brexit defeat

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:10
European Council President Donald Tusk suggests the only real solution was for Britain to stay in the EU. Photo: Getty Images European Union leaders have expressed dismay and regret after the British parliament rejected a Brexit divorce deal, saying they are stepping up emergency planning and warn London is running out of time.
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No Snowboxx festival this year

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:48
Snowboxx is the biggest winter festival in Europe. Photo: supplied A new event set to go head to head with Queenstown's Winter Festival has been scrapped this year.
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Sam Smith has eye op in Auckland

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:32
British singer Sam Smith has been admitted to hospital for an eye operation while holidaying in Auckland.
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Grace Millane murder accused pleads not guilty, keeps name supression

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:26
grace1.jpg Grace Millane was on a year-long OE. Photo: Supplied The man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane has appeared in court for a second time - and pleaded not guilty.
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