Otago Daily Times News Feed

Subscribe to Otago Daily Times News Feed feed
Updated: 29 min 40 sec ago

Accessible rentals prove hard to find

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Disabled Persons Assembly kaituitui-liaison worker Chris Ford is struggling to find accessible housing in Dunedin’s tight property rental market. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD People with disabilities are struggling to find accessible homes in Dunedin's tight rental property market.
Categories: News Content

More work to do on housing access

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Rory Hibbs. Photo: Linked In The Dunedin City Council and government agencies say they are committed to supporting people with disabilities into accessible housing, but acknowledge there is more work to do.
Categories: News Content

Rail trail proponent now on board

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Strath Taieri Community Board member-elect Robin Thomas and his dog Anna on his property,‘‘Elsewhere’’, in Sutton. PHOTO: SUPPLIED A driving force behind the Otago Central Rail Trail is set to saddle up on the Strath Taieri Community Board for the first time.
Categories: News Content

Board members determined to see improvements

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Brian Peat. Photo: supplied A community board member returning after a three-year gap wants to ensure Mosgiel gets its "fair share of the pie''.
Categories: News Content

Refreshed and energetic ahead of tenure

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
John Moyle. Photo: ODT files Green Island businessman and community stalwart John Moyle has returned to the Saddle Hill Community Board, after a three-year hiatus.
Categories: News Content

Familiar face ready for Coast board seat

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Andy Barratt. Photo: ODT files After taking a break, a two-term Waikouaiti Coast Community Board member is making a return.
Categories: News Content

Freshly elected members keen to get cracking

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Jacque Ruston: "It is vital that we protect the historic buildings in Port Chalmers". Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Now that the dust from the local body elections has settled, West Harbour Community Board's two new members are keen to get stuck in to the issues.
Categories: News Content

Portobello teacher joins class of 2019

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Cheryl Neill. Photo: supplied Portobello School teacher Cheryl Neill is set to join the Otago Peninsula Community Board class of 2019-22.
Categories: News Content

Researchers awarded for transport study

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Members of the Beats Study group (back, from left) co-ordinator Kim King, research leader Associate ProfSandra Mandic, researcher Associate Prof Kirsten Coppell, (front) masters student Brittany White, PhD student Lutfur Rahman, and masters student Jessica Calverley, are delighted to have received the University of Otago 2019 Research Group Award. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD A research group that is studying and encouraging active transport to school by adolescents in Dunedin and Otago has received the University of Otago 2019 Research Group Award.
Categories: News Content

Thursday bus riders helping to end polio

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Rotary Dunedin president Emeritus Prof John Drummond will be among dozens of rotarians riding the city’s buses to help stop polio next Thursday, October 24. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Dozens of Dunedin Rotarians will ride the buses on World Polio Day, October 24, to held end polio for good.
Categories: News Content

New defibrillators for high schools

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Admiring the new 24/7 access defibrillator at Logan Park High School are (from left) head girl Alice Houston-Page (17), Balmacewen Lions Club president Ian Coleman, Logan Park head boy Finn Lillis (17), and defibrillator project convener Brian Tegg. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD A two-year project by the Balmacewen Lions Club has led to the placement of 24/7 accessible defibrillators at 10 high schools in Dunedin, Milton and Palmerston.
Categories: News Content

Venue sought for gaming event

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Van Galvin (left, 9) of Mosgiel, and Quinten Cropper (8), of Dunedin, play at the Dune Corps Multiplayer Gaming Club in North Dunedin on Saturday. PHOTO: CHRISTINE O’CONNOR The search is on for a venue to hold an ``electric'' multiplayer video gaming event in Dunedin.
Categories: News Content

Festival of Ageing expo on next month

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
Standing in front of the new heaters they recently bought for the Senior Citizens Hall are (back from left) Taieri Age Connect president Ken Whitcombe, vice-president Trish Didham, (front from left) committee members Tony Robinson, Janet Rutherford, treasurer Maree Turnbull, committee members Jenny Knox and Margaret Black.PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON A village hub in Mosgiel is opening its doors for an expo next month.
Categories: News Content

Mosgiel's Little Green Shop already expanding

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 04:30
The Little Green Shop owner and operator Tina Tunster sketches a likeness of Humphrey the cat in her Mosgiel store earlier this week. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE Business is better than expected, a new Mosgiel retailer says.
Categories: News Content

All Blacks embarrass Ireland

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 02:21
2019-10-19t103856z_308149894_up1efaj0tkw4r_rtrmadp_3_rugby-union-worldcup-nzl-irl.jpg The All Blacks congratulate George Bridge during their comprehensive win over Ireland in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters Oh Ireland, this must be the cruelest one of all. Yet to win a Rugby World Cup knockout match, they have been sent packing by an All Blacks side who are genuinely at the top of their game and who now find themselves in a semifinal against England next Saturday.
Categories: News Content

All Blacks embarrass Ireland

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 01:22
2019-10-19t103856z_308149894_up1efaj0tkw4r_rtrmadp_3_rugby-union-worldcup-nzl-irl.jpg The All Blacks congratulate George Bridge during their comprehensive win over Ireland in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters New Zealand will face England in next Saturday's Rugby World Cup semi-finals after the All Blacks pummelled a flat Ireland 46-14 in Saturday's last-eight clash in Tokyo.
Categories: News Content

England thunder past Wallabies

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 22:22
Maro Itoje celebrates England's big win over Australia. Photo: Reuters Winger Jonny May scored two tries in three first-half minutes as England underlined their World Cup credentials with a dominant  40-16 win over Australia on Saturday to set up a semi-final against New Zealand or Ireland.
Categories: News Content

Fans demand money back for 'useless' Australia v England stream

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 21:57
Some customers had problems with their stream. Photo: Facebook On the eve of the All Blacks' biggest match in four years, Spark Sport customers have again taken to social media to complain about having technical difficulties streaming a Rugby World Cup match.
Categories: News Content

Otago fall short in extra-time epic

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 19:00
Otago fullback Michael Collins had a barnstorming first-half, crossing the line twice. Photo: Getty Images One hundred minutes of rugby. One hundred minutes of drama.
Categories: News Content

ABs v Ireland: All you need to know

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 18:34
All Black captain Kieran Read speaks to the squad yesterday ahead of tonight's quarter-final clash with Ireland. Photo: Getty Images The quarter-final meeting between Ireland and New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup comes with a strong feeling of reckoning.
Categories: News Content

Pages