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New Rolleston flyover plan draws hundreds of submissions

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 16:05
An artist’s impression of the planned Rolleston overbridge. Image: Waka Kotahi More than 700 submissions have been made in the second round of consultation on the proposed $125 million Rolleston flyover plan.
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Car hits power pole near airport

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 15:50
Emergency services are responding to a one-car crash near Dunedin Airport.
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Victim of motorcycle crash named

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 15:45
Emergency services at the scene of the crash last week. PHOTO: KAYLA HODGE Police have named the Canterbury man who died in a motorcycle crash on Kurow/Duntroon Rd (SH83) last week. 
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'Very regrettable': Surgery performed on child without parents' consent

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 15:33
The child had nasal surgery that his parents had not consented to. Photo: File image / Getty An eight-year-old boy has had nasal surgery performed on him, despite his parents' refusal to give consent for the procedure.
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Stolen Ernest Rutherford statue recovered after man jumps into river to evade police

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 15:28
The statue of Lord Ernest Rutherford was broken off at the feet. Photo: Supplied A 35-year-old man has been arrested after a statue of Lord Ernest Rutherford was stolen from a memorial site in Brightwater, near Nelson, on Friday.
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Victim of Kurow motorcycle crash named

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 15:24
Emergency services at the scene of the crash last week. PHOTO: KAYLA HODGE Police have named the man who died in a motorcycle crash on Kurow/Duntroon Rd (SH83) last week. 
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Buried treasure

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 15:13
This Galaxias effusus fossil, found by Assoc Prof Daphne Lee, is the world’s oldest known whitebait fish. Photo: supplied Foulden Maar holds globally unique fossil secrets revealing not just our ancient past but our possible future. Today, however, the future of the 23-million-year-old site near Middlemarch is far from certain, Associate Prof Daphne Lee tells Bruce Munro.
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'Very regrettable': Surgery performed on child without parents' consent

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 15:12
The child had nasal surgery that his parents had not consented to. Photo: File image / Getty An eight-year-old boy has had nasal surgery performed on him, despite his parents' refusal to give consent for the procedure.
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Robinson chopper faulted in fatal crash

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 14:56
Louisa Patterson with son James Patterson-Gardner, who was killed in the crash along with Stephen Combe. Photo: supplied A Robinson helicopter crash that killed two people wouldn't have occurred in any other chopper, a coroner has found, while also calling for cockpit video recorders to become mandatory in all helicopters.
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pHyzi bombs make doing the dishes fun for kids

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 14:51
Six Christchurch high school students have developed a business that aims to make chores fun for kids.
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Community rallies to support family of man killed in plane crash

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 14:36
Franz Josef businessman Tim Gibb, whose light plane crashed in the Southern Alps near Mount Nicholson last week. Photo: RNZ More than $40,000 has been raised for the whānau of a Franz Josef man involved in a plane crash as they await the delayed recovery operation.
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Southland wards open again

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 14:23
Wards have been reopened at the Invercargill hospital after Covid exposure events. Photo: ODT files Southland Hospital is lifting visiting restrictions to wards affected by Covid-19 this afternoon.
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Power back on at university

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 14:10
Aurora Energy scrambled staff to respond to a cable fault at the University of Otago.
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Survivor of Picton crash that killed seven family members speaks

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 14:01
Pedro Clariman. Photo: 1News A survivor of a horror crash that killed seven members of his family woke up to learn his baby daughter had died in the tragedy.
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Message in a bottle hidden inside Cathedral Square war memorial reveals names from the past

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 13:52
The bottle containing the small hand-written note was found inside the Citizens’ War Memorial. Photo: Newsline A hand-written note listing the names of the original stonemasons who worked on the Citizens’ War Memorial in Christchurch has been found inside the monument's concrete core.
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Body found at Cape Foulwind

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 13:47
Cape Foulwind. Photo: Neville Peat. Efforts are underway to establish if a body found at Cape Foulwind is a man who went missing at Maruia Falls in June.
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'Old tropes': PM criticises National's welfare plan

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 13:45
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. File photo: RNZ The prime minister has criticised National's proposed welfare changes saying they prove the opposition party doesn't understand the incentives currently in place to help people into work.
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Body found at Cape Foulwind on West Coast

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 13:44
Police recovered a body found at Cape Foulwind, south of Westport, over the weekend.
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Covid-19: Child under 10 among deaths, 473 new cases in Canterbury

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 13:30
There are 473 new cases of Covid-19 in Cantebrury today and a child under 10 is among 13 more deaths linked to the virus, the Ministry of Health reported.
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