Otago Daily Times News Feed

Subscribe to Otago Daily Times News Feed feed
Updated: 42 min 6 sec ago

Australia records deadliest pandemic day

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 13:08
A general view of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital ambulance entrance, in Sydney. Photo: Getty Images Australia has recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic, with 58 fatalities confirmed on Tuesday from just two states.
Categories: News Content

Tova O'Brien taking Newshub to court over new role

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:58
Tova O'Brien is set to host the breakfast radio show for MediaWorks. Photo: supplied Journalist Tova O’Brien is reportedly locked in a legal stoush with her former employer.
Categories: News Content

Woman, baby found dead at Hamilton station

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:57
hamilton_tracks_inspect_herald.jpg A officer inspects the tracks at Frankton Station this morning. Photo: Mike Scott A woman and a baby have died after being struck by a freight train at a Hamilton railway station.
Categories: News Content

Christchurch leader worried Brian Tamaki case could incite further unrest

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:56
eight_col_0z9a6424_1.jpg Brian Tamaki (file image). Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi A Christchurch community leader is worried legal action against Brian Tamaki could incite further unrest from his supporters.
Categories: News Content

Series’ return is 'great news' for the region

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:56
co16underthevines.jpg Actress Rebecca Gibney on the set of Under the Vines. The Central Otago-based romantic-comedy has been renewed for a second season. Photo: Supplied Central Otago is continuing to cement its profile as a supporting character in film and television.
Categories: News Content

Tova O'Brien taking Newshub to court over new role

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:34
Tova O'Brien is set to host the breakfast radio show for MediaWorks. Photo: supplied Journalist Tova O’Brien is reportedly locked in a legal stoush with her former employer.
Categories: News Content

Australia records deadliest pandemic day

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:25
A general view of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital ambulance entrance, in Sydney. Photo: Getty Images Australia has recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic, with 58 fatalities confirmed on Tuesday from just two states.
Categories: News Content

Woman, baby found dead at Hamilton station

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:20
A officer inspects the tracks at Frankton Station this morning. Photo: Mike Scott A woman and a baby have died after being struck by a freight train at a Hamilton railway station.
Categories: News Content

Kaikōura pāua: Public urged to gather 'for a feed, not the freezer'

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:16
Pāua caught in Kaikōura (file image). Photo: RNZ / Samantha Gee Members of the Kaikōura community are concerned its pāua fishery is being stripped by the huge demand from the public.
Categories: News Content

Dunedin toetoe fire 'suspicious'

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 11:34
Dunedin crews were called to a suspicious fire in toetoe in the Silverstream area yesterday before returning overnight to control a flare-up.
Categories: News Content

High-risk location: Close contacts at holiday park told to get tested immediately

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 11:26
Aerial of Arthurs Point, Queenstown, with views of the Shotover River. Photo: Getty Images A new Covid-19 high-risk location of interest in Queenstown has been released by the Ministry of Health this morning.
Categories: News Content

Synagogue hostages offered their captor tea

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:54
Worshippers invited a stranger into a Texas synagogue when he knocked on their door and offered him tea before he brandished a gun and held them hostage in a 10-hour siege the FBI called a "terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted."
Categories: News Content

Surprise suspect in Anne Frank's betrayal

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:52
A six-year cold case investigation into the betrayal of Anne Frank has identified a surprising suspect in the mystery of how the Nazis found the hiding place of the famous diarist in 1944.
Categories: News Content

Surprise suspect in Anne Frank's betrayal

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:51
A six-year cold case investigation into the betrayal of Anne Frank has identified a surprising suspect in the mystery of how the Nazis found the hiding place of the famous diarist in 1944.
Categories: News Content

High-risk location: Close contacts at Queenstown holiday park

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:37
Aerial of Arthurs Point, Queenstown, with views of the Shotover River. Photo: Getty Images A new Covid-19 high-risk location of interest in Queenstown has been released by the Ministry of Health this morning.
Categories: News Content

Traffic light system may need changing as Omicron looms - Bloomfield

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:36
Further advice around the need to strengthen or adjust the traffic light settings was currently being prepared. Photo: Getty Images The Ministry of Health is looking at whether to tweak the traffic light system in the face of Omicron, says the director-general of health.
Categories: News Content

Avon-Heathcote Estuary penguins continue to be mauled by dogs

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:29
Dogs off the lead are chasing birds and killing penguins. Photo: Supplied Little blue penguins continue to be attacked by dogs at a Christchurch estuary.
Categories: News Content

Wasteland arson charge, crews kept busy at weekend

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:21
A man has been charged with arson after a scrub fire was lit in wasteland on the West Coast.
Categories: News Content

Truck driver killed in Rolleston crash named

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:10
The crash happened at the corner of Main South Rd and Rolleston Drive about 7.20am on Monday. Photo: File image The man killed in a crash involving two trucks south of Christchurch on Monday morning has been named.
Categories: News Content

West Coast getting parched

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:09
The Punakaiki cliffs and river mouth. Photo: Getty Images Grass is yellowing, cicadas chorusing, water tanks emptying, and tans deepening as the West Coast approaches the three-week mark without any significant rain.
Categories: News Content

Pages