Otago Daily Times News Feed

Subscribe to Otago Daily Times News Feed feed
Updated: 14 min 34 sec ago

May sets out Brexit transition plan

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:34
2017-09-23t002428z_1005685587_rc13bf0c5440_rtrmadp_3_britain-eu.jpg Theresa May appealed directly to EU leaders to unlock the talks, which have stalled over a series of issues, including the size of the bill Britain should pay as part of its divorce settlement. Photo: Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May set out a plan on Friday to retain full access to the European Union's single market for two years after Brexit to try to reassure business and reset the tone of stalled negotiations with Brussels.
Categories: News Content

Maria skirts Turks and Caicos, flooding in Puerto Rico

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:18
2017-09-23t005916z_1422344020_rc173044df10_rtrmadp_3_storm-maria.jpg Julio Morales looks for valuables outside his damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Photo: Reuters Hurricane Maria, the second major hurricane to wreak havoc in the Caribbean this month, skirted by the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico two days after ravaging the US island territory.
Categories: News Content

Tempers fray in desperate search for survivors

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:10
2017-09-23t002755z_2098352829_rc1ce2bccc00_rtrmadp_3_mexico-quake.jpg Rescue teams continue to search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building in Mexico City. Photo: Reuters Tempers began to fray in Mexico City on Friday as the search for survivors amidst twisted rubble of collapsed buildings became increasingly desperate three days after the country's most deadly earthquake in a generation.
Categories: News Content

Daylight saving begins on Sunday

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:55
It's time to start enjoying long summer evenings as Daylight Saving begins this weekend.
Categories: News Content

Russia appeals for calm over N Korea

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:31
2017-09-22t183629z_465221150_rc1ddf253bc0_rtrmadp_3_un-assembly-russia.jpg Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Photo: Reuters Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults.
Categories: News Content

'Unfit' Uber stripped of London licence

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:19
Categories: News Content

ODT election coverage: Live from 7pm

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:57
election_logo_square_38.jpg Our reporters will be out on election night covering electorates in the South as part of extensive coverage on ODT.co.nz after the polls close at 7pm.
Categories: News Content

More international flights cancelled

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:19
auckland_airport_png_5796deb4d2_0.png Flights have been disrupted at Auckland Airport for more than a week. Photo: ODT files International travelers booked on four flights out of Auckland are the latest victims of the fuel crisis.
Categories: News Content

Veteran broadcaster to leave TVNZ next year

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:07
peter_williams_tvnz.png Broadcaster Peter Williams: "I've had a pretty good run". Photo: NZ Herald After nearly 40 years on our screens, veteran broadcaster Peter Williams has confirmed he will be leaving TVNZ at the end of next year.
Categories: News Content

Parker ready to make Fury pay

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:47
Joseph Parker at the weigh-in. Photo: Action Images via Reuters A bullish Joseph Parker believes he will make British opponent Hughie Fury pay for the agonising wait for their heavyweight title fight.
Categories: News Content

Driver dies after car plunges into water

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:15
A person has died after the car they were driving went into the water at a beach in Canterbury.
Categories: News Content

One dead after house fire in Dunedin

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:55
A fire investigator and police will be looking into a blaze in Dunedin that killed one person.
Categories: News Content

Escea wins marketing award

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
Gas fire manufacturer Escea's manufacturing plant in Green Island. Photo by Peter McIntosh. Dunedin gas fire manufacturer Escea has won a marketing award for its  retail franchise Stoke Fireplace Studio, which launched its showroom in Auckland in May last year.
Categories: News Content

Boredom led man into bootlegging

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
Richard Gray. You couldn’t get a burger or chips from Gray’s Takeaways, but if you knew which door to knock on and had $15 in your pocket, you could get a cheap bottle of liquor.  Rob Kidd talks to Richard Gray about his bootleg booze business, his arrest and subsequent court appearance.
Categories: News Content

Syndicate’s membership still unknown

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
The colleagues of the women in the syndicate that claimed the $30 million Lotto prize last Saturday are remaining tight-lipped.
Categories: News Content

On the buses

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
Photo: Peter McIntosh Otago Regional Council bus ambassadors Maria Kean (left) and Robbitti Stanley have been putting in some long days but have been thoroughly enjoying their work, explaining planned Dunedin bus route and timetable changes that came into effect  yesterday.
Categories: News Content

Ridge Runner service runs quick and direct

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
No way could this afternoon bus remain populated predominantly just by ghosts.
Categories: News Content

Relaxed and companionable on the bus

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
(Clockwise from top left) Kerry Horsnell takes her grandchildren Mikayla (3) and Lucas (2) Horsnell on the bus for the first time, Joanne Kebble rides the bus to the dentist, bus driver Ernie Cook travels with his bus-loving granddaughter Genevieve Taylor (3) to St Clair and Otago Daily Times reporter Margot Taylor rides her sixth bus for the day. Photos: Stephen Jaquiery Yesterday, people around the world marked World Car Free Day. Otago Daily Times reporter Margot Taylor  left her car at home and joined people on six bus journeys to find out how many had taken up the Otago Regional Council’s offer of free bus travel for the day.
Categories: News Content

Full-year reported profit plunges but change underway bodes well

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
The Warehouse sign. Photo: ODT The Warehouse has posted a more than 70% decline in reported profit because of $41.9million in writedowns from the sale of its Financial Services division and $12.4million in restructuring costs.
Categories: News Content

LVRs squeezing housing market

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
House prices in Oamaru have risen 12% on a year ago, but quarterly data reveals growth slowing to about 2%, replicating what is happening throughout Otago. Photo: Peter McIntosh. Otago median home values are sustaining their value gains on a year ago.  Simon Hartley talks to Quotable Value spokeswoman Andrea Rush about the latest QV data which tells another story.
Categories: News Content

Pages