Otago Daily Times News Feed

Subscribe to Otago Daily Times News Feed feed
Updated: 50 min 26 sec ago

Australian Super Rugby's horrible record

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:18
Nick Phipps and his Waratahs team mates look on during their loss to the Highlanders in Invercargill at the end of last year. Photo: Getty Images One win from 46 games.
Categories: News Content

NZ housing shortage a 'human rights crisis'

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:10
UN special rapporteur on adequate housing Leilani Farha says a bold, cohesive plan is needed. Photo: RNZ A visiting United Nations representative has called New Zealand's housing crisis a "significant human rights crisis" and it's time the right to housing was wrenched from the hands of the private market.
Categories: News Content

Boult's return to bolster Black Caps

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:05
Trent Boult will return for the Black Caps tomorrow. Photo: Getty Images The return of pace spearhead Trent Boult will come as a welcome boost for New Zealand in their flagging ICC Test Championship campaign.
Categories: News Content

Two more NZ cruise ship passengers test positive

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:02
2020-02-19t085455z_628208299_rc2k3f9bb7oz_rtrmadp_3_china-health-japan-ship_medium.jpg Diamond Princess docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters Two New Zealand passengers leaving the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Categories: News Content

Two more NZ cruise ship passengers test positive

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:02
2020-02-19t085455z_628208299_rc2k3f9bb7oz_rtrmadp_3_china-health-japan-ship_medium.jpg Diamond Princess docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters Two New Zealand passengers leaving the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Categories: News Content

Boult's return to bolster Black Caps

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:57
Trent Boult will return for the Black Caps tomorrow. Photo: Getty Images The return of pace spearhead Trent Boult will come as a welcome boost for New Zealand in their flagging ICC Test Championship campaign.
Categories: News Content

Wild rabbit seller says business may go under

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:52
Photo: ODT/Stephen Jaquiery A Christchurch businessman trying to make a living from selling wild rabbits to restaurants and for pet food says he is being driven out of business by high compliance costs.
Categories: News Content

Brisbane tragedy: Wife dies after fire kills husband, kids

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:36
Rowan Baxter and his family. Photo: Facebook via NZ Herald Queensland Police have confirmed the 31-year-old mother involved in a fatal vehicle fire at Camp Hill in Brisbane has died from her injuries.
Categories: News Content

Brisbane tragedy: Wife dies after fire kills husband, kids

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:23
Rowan Baxter and his family. Photo: Facebook via NZ Herald Queensland Police have confirmed the 31-year-old mother involved in a fatal vehicle fire at Camp Hill in Brisbane has died from her injuries.
Categories: News Content

First patient aided by remote service

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
Stroke victim Dame Elizabeth Hanan, of Dunedin, is the first patient to benefit from a new ‘‘telestroke’’ remote health service based in Christchurch. Photo: SDHB/Supplied A new video-link stroke service based in Christchurch has helped its first remote patient — in Otago — to a full recovery.
Categories: News Content

Misty river water is a mixed bag

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
Tight conditions made fly fishing tough on the Tokomairaro River. Photos: Mike Weddell After recent big floods rivers continue to drop to more normal levels.
Categories: News Content

Crs argue fee hikes should be equitable

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
Melanie Tavendale A ‘‘two-step process’’ to determine building and consent fees for social housing needs to be considered by the Waitaki District Council, Cr Melanie Tavendale says.
Categories: News Content

Rates could rise by 16.5% for Teviot Valley residents

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
A rates increase of 16.5% is proposed for the Teviot Valley ward.
Categories: News Content

Move south pays dividends

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
Wanaka athletes (from left) Michael Beable (coach), Kyle Castillejos, Ryan Young, Laura MacCulloch, Pippa Raffills, Niamh Townsend, Abby Fisher, Georgie Bruce, Estelle Gellatly, Scarlett Norman and Barbara Beable (coach) at Kelly’s Flat this week. Absent: Natalia and Olivia Geneblaza. Photo: Supplied Michael Beable won close to 150 national athletics titles as a coach in Wellington.
Categories: News Content

Dunstan Arm strong on day two

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
Dunstan Arm was once again Otago’s dominant club on the second day of racing at Lake Karapiro.
Categories: News Content

Minimal changes for Highlanders for Chch

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
Aaron Mauger A slight reshuffle out wide, but for the most part much of the same.
Categories: News Content

Housing still less in South

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
Housing costs now take up about a fifth of household income in Otago. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery House prices may be ratcheting up but the South Island is still the cheapest place in which to own or rent relative to annual incomes.
Categories: News Content

Council not commenting on Octagon closure

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
The Dunedin City Council says it will not be making any comment on the effects of the Octagon closure until its trial is complete.
Categories: News Content

Drought, coronavirus rattle dairy Drought, coronavirus rattle dairy

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
Milk production could fall short of what the market is expecting. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Westpac has cut its farmgate milk price forecast from $7.40 to $7.20 and ASB has trimmed its forecast by 10c to $7.40, as economists keep watch on the effects of coronavirus and drought.
Categories: News Content

Lee Stream scheme

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:30
The Hillside Railway Workshops No 1 fire-fighting team, which won the Southern Fire Brigades Association’s shield. — Otago Witness, 17.2.1920 The effect of the spell of dry weather which has been experienced, with trifling intermissions, for the past six or seven weeks was the most cogent argument that could possibly be employed in support of the proposal adopted by the City Council, for submitting to a poll of the ratepayers the scheme for the introduction of a fresh supply of water from the Lee Stream. 
Categories: News Content

Pages