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Call for Selwyn councillors to reject big Lincoln housing plan

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 12:35
Many Lincoln residents want to retain the land north of Collins Rd as it it and not have it turned into a residential area. Photo: Star News Lincoln residents opposed to a controversial Carter Group proposal to build 1710 homes on rural land are calling on Selwyn district councillors to reject a hearing commissioner’s recommendation.
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NZ likely to be hit with second wave during winter: Covid-19 modeller

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 12:28
Michael Plank. Photo: File image As immunity wanes, people who have already had Covid-19 could get it again, modeller Michael Plank says.
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Tribesmen MC Canterbury gang associate admits role in meth dealing operation

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 12:12
A Tribesmen MC gang associate today admitted his "logistics" role in a Canterbury meth-dealing ring which was busted with drugs with a street value of up to $3 million.
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'He got a jail term and I got a life sentence': Peter Ellis abuse survivor breaks 30-year silence

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 12:06
Now in her 30s, one young woman wants to share her story of nearly three decades of living with the trauma of being sexually abused by Peter Ellis. Photo: Getty Images A young woman tells Jo Malcolm her story of three decades of living with the trauma of being sexually abused by Peter Ellis, and dealing with public debate and disbelief around what the children disclosed.
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'Pressure cooker': Canterbury farmers face increasing mental health struggle

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 11:55
Sam Spencer-Bower. Photo: Supplied A Waimakariri dairy farmer believes the rural sector has become a ‘‘pressure cooker’’ which is taking a toll on farmers’ mental health.
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Prison for woman after ninth drink-driving conviction

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 11:45
Angela Carey. Photo: ODT files A woman who drove from Dunedin to Gore while almost six times the legal alcohol limit has been sentenced to prison.
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Prison for woman after ninth drink-driving conviction

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 11:33
Angela Carey. Photo: ODT files A woman who drove from Dunedin to Gore while almost six times the legal alcohol limit has been sentenced to prison.
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Driver caught after speeding past police car

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 11:18
A man driving near Hampden picked the wrong car to overtake when he sped past an unmarked police vehicle going 47kmh over the speed limit.
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Fuel prices hit all time high of $3.15 a litre in Auckland

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 10:55
Photo: RNZ Petrol prices in central Auckland hit an all time high last night as a litre went for $3.15, according to Gaspy spokesperson Larry Green.
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Cobham pupils selling school memorabilia

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 10:43
Instead of simply throwing it away in a landfill, students at Cobham Intermediate are holding a garage sale this weekend to repurpose hundreds of items not needed when they move into their new school.
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Failure to follow protocol after boy retracts abuse allegation - review

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 10:34
Photo: Getty Images A mishandled allegation of abuse has revealed shortcomings in how Oranga Tamariki uses one of its most powerful tools for keeping children safe.
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Threats attempt to hide failures

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 10:34
A woman sent fake bomb threats to the University of Otago warning of carnage greater than the 2019 Christchurch mosques attacks to stop her parents from finding out she was not graduating.
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Neesham cut from Black Caps contract list

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 10:22
Jimmy Neesham. Photo: Reuters Black Caps World Cup star Jimmy Neesham has been cut from the national contract list, while Wellington Firebirds all-rounder Michael Bracewell received an offer for the first time.
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$19.1 million Akaroa Wharf plan progresses

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 09:59
The concept design for the replacement wharf. Image: Newsline A concept design to replace the 134-year-old Akaroa Wharf has been approved by Christchurch City Council.
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Two-bed lifestyle property sells for $1.25m in Waimak - almost double its RV

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 09:37
This two-bedroom lifestyle property in Ashley, Waimakariri, was viewed by more than 100 groups. Photo: Supplied A hugely popular two-bedroom home on a 6.57ha plot in Waimakariri has sold for $1.255 million - almost double its 2019 RV.
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Take a look inside 'The Grand'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:39
After sitting empty for more than a decade, the doors to Christchurch's former Chief Post Office were opened to the public for the first time this week.
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New signs to target unlawful motorbike riding in red zone

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:30
Twenty no motorbike signs were installed around the red zone area after growing concerns of unauthorised motorbike riding were raised by residents. PHOTO: ASHLEY CAMPBELL Concerns for safety and complaints about noise from unauthorised motorbikes have prompted 20 “no motorbikes” signs to be put up around the Christchurch red zone.
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Poachers create night shooting danger, police say

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:15
Early last month, police received a report of gunshots near Owaka before dawn. Photo: Getty Images Police say someone could get hurt if an outbreak of "extremely unsafe" poaching continues in South Otago.
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Take a look inside 'The Grand'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:13
After sitting empty for more than a decade, the doors to Christchurch's former Chief Post Office were opened to the public for the first time this week.
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