Otago Daily Times News Feed

Subscribe to Otago Daily Times News Feed feed
Updated: 7 min 53 sec ago

Gunmen kidnap 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 09:49
An operation to rescue more than 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria had failed to pinpoint their location by late on Friday, almost 24 hours after gunmen seized them in a raid on their school.
Categories: News Content

Covid costs end Tall Blacks' Olympic dream

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 09:13
The Tall Blacks’ hopes of competing at the Tokyo Olympics were extinguished on Friday after Basketball New Zealand (BBNZ) said they were forced to withdraw from the qualifiers due to costs associated with COVID-19 protocols and international travel.
Categories: News Content

Travel bubble with Cook Islands on way soon

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 08:50
Photo: Getty Images Overseas holidays to the Cook Islands could be back as soon as next month.
Categories: News Content

Travel bubble with Cook Islands on way soon

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 08:49
Photo: Getty Images Overseas holidays to the Cook Islands could be back as soon as next month.
Categories: News Content

Choppers help battle blaze near Kurow

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 08:37
A helicopter is used to help fight a fire above the Lake Waitaki dam village yesterday. PHOTO: RUBY HEYWARD Rural fire service crews were dampening hot spots last night, after a scrub fire on about 2ha of hillside above the Lake Waitaki dam village, near Kurow.
Categories: News Content

School’s blackface episodes distressing

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 08:30
Southland Boys' High School pupils wear blackface at their sports day in 2020, one of several occasions when Pearce House members appeared to use indigenous cultures as costume. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SOUTHLAND BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL An Invercargill woman is calling for Southland Boys’ High School to change one of its house colours after pupils were seen dressed in blackface and afro wigs at their sports day.
Categories: News Content

Body at fire scene: Death not suspicious

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 08:16
The discovery of a body at the scene of a fire at Rock and Pillar, inland Otago, is not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed.
Categories: News Content

Highlanders try but Crusaders too strong

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 07:56
Highlanders winger Connor Garden-Bachop, on debut, lunges to score a try during their opening Super Rugby Aotearoa game against the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin last night. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON Same old ruthless Crusaders.
Categories: News Content

Bill an important part of recompense,healing

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
A 1907 photograph of a Moriori man. PHOTO: ODT ARCHIVE If visiting the New Zealand Parliament is on your "must do" list, there are few better days to pick than when the House is dealing with Treaty of Waitangi settlement Bills.
Categories: News Content

Meth led recovering addict into ‘black hole’

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
After recovering from methamphetamine addiction, one Oamaru woman opens up about her experience. PHOTO: RUBY HEYWARD For one recovering methamphetamine addict in Oamaru, lockdown was a blessing that changed her life. Ruby Heyward reports.
Categories: News Content

Claim of drugs, ‘dudes’ outdated

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Wanaka Skateboard park advocate and Queenstown Lakes District Council Deputy Mayor Calum Macleod says he cannot wait for stage 4 as Cruz Morland (15), of Wanaka skateboards on the recently opened stage 3 extension. PHOTO: KERRIE WATERWORTH A claim issues with drugs and too many "dudes" will put off girls from using Wanaka’s new skateboard park has been dismissed as untrue and an outdated assumption.
Categories: News Content

Funding described as a boon for heritage

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Clutha District Council library and service centre manager Debbie Duncan says heritage resources such as this 1951 aerial photograph of Balclutha will become easier to access online, thanks to the creation of a new, government-funded community heritage co-ordinator role. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISON Capturing today’s stories as tomorrow’s heritage will be central to a new library role about to be created in Clutha.
Categories: News Content

Airport company to hold sessions

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Christchurch International Airport is holding drop-in sessions in Tarras next week to outline its next steps in its proposed Central Otago international airport development.
Categories: News Content

Bus stop changes supported

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Moves to make bus stops safer in Dunedin by creating easier entries and exits for drivers should be strongly supported, an advocacy group says.
Categories: News Content

Strong polytech identity leader’s focus

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Adam La Hood, of Dunedin, is Otago Polytechnic’s new board chairman.PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON Otago Polytechnic’s new governance leader wants the institution to maintain its nationally important identity as it eases into life as a subsidiary of New Zealand’s new, merged vocational education provider.
Categories: News Content

Anderson-Love pair solid prospects for Waikouaiti Cup

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
There may not be as much between trainers Graeme Anderson and Mike Love’s pairing of American Lightning and Tres Chic as punters are anticipating in Sunday’s Waikouaiti Cup.
Categories: News Content

Couple winners of Clocktower race

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
John Gerber called it "couple goals".
Categories: News Content

Robinson anticipating good throw

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Holly Robinson will be more excited than most at the track in Auckland tonight.
Categories: News Content

Alcoholic iced tea winning study exercise

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Olivier Despatis (left) and Brendan Yielder have launched New Zealand’s first alcoholic iced tea beverage. PHOTO: JAY LEE It was a cheeky idea hatched over Covid-19 lockdown.
Categories: News Content

Central Otago firm on board for maritime security work

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
A partnership has been struck between an Alexandra company and Australian geospatial-intelligence organisation to tackle illegal activity at sea.
Categories: News Content

Pages