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 2018-12-14 22:12 

Otago Daily Times

Prominent women challenge men, Govt in wake of Grace Millane murder...

gracemillane.jpg Grace Millane. Two former prime ministers are among prominent women calling on men and the Government to make changes in the wake of English backpacker Grace Millane's death....

 2018-12-14 21:59 

Otago Daily Times

Lost load slows traffic on Dunedin motorway...

11woddspil.jpg Traffic backs up on Dunedin's southern motorway after the incident this morning. Photo: Christine O'Connor Traffic is backing up after a load of wood was spilt on Dunedin's southern motorway near Green Island this morning....

 2018-12-14 21:48 

Otago Daily Times

NZ win toss, bowl against Sri Lanka...

New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sri Lanka in the first test starting in Wellington today....

 2018-12-14 20:45 

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Spectacular storms unleash 33,000 lightning strikes...

Spectacular thunderstorms across Auckland last night lit up skies, cut power, disrupted flights and dumped "crazy huge" hourly rainfall amounts in some parts of the city....

 2018-12-14 20:05 

Otago Daily Times

Dunback farm tragedy: 'A big hole in our lives'...

1nadine_0_0.jpg Scott and Nadine Tomlinson and their sons Angus (R) and Sam. Photo: Supplied The first word 18-month-old Sam Tomlinson learned to say was "Mum" - two days after she died....

 2018-12-14 15:36 

Otago Daily Times

More carparks to be lost...

Dunedin could lose another 250 car parks in the city centre to the new Dunedin Hospital....

 2018-12-14 15:36 

Otago Daily Times

Young farming family hit hard by deluge...

Offers of assistance from strangers have buoyed the spirits of Cody, Ella (3), Rosie and Beau (2) Cowley on their flood-affected Taieri farm. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery The grass is not always greener on the Cowley family's dairy farm on the Taieri Plain...

 2018-12-14 15:36 

Otago Daily Times

Service may take pressure off Queenstown: manager...

Invercargill Airport. Photo: Southland Express The new Invercargill to Auckland air service should attract a lot of travellers now using Queenstown or Dunedin airports when flying north, Invercargill Airport general manager Nigel Finnerty says....

 2018-12-14 15:35 

Otago Daily Times

Brewery opens at Blueskin Bay...

A young Dunedin couple have spent the past two years transforming an eye-catching empty building into a brewery....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Harris Mts ski touring proposal...

Erik Bradshaw The "magnificent"; landscapes along a proposed ski touring route between Coronet Peak and Treble Cone skifields should attract many outdoor enthusiasts, Coronet Peak Station manager Russell Hamilton says....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Golden opportunities seen at mining centre, which has new Doc lease...

Gold-mining artefacts at Goldfields Mining Centre. Photos: Mountain Scene A gold-mining centre on the Queenstown tourist trail with "phenomenal" potential is on the market....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Schist breathing new life into old area...

Heritage stonemasons (from left) Paul Myall and Murray Reeves, both of Clyde, and Keith Hinds, of St Bathans, take a break from stonework they are doing on the 1870 ''second school'' building near the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. The buildi...

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

McCaw to tackle Coast to Coast...

Richie McCaw Former All Black and new father Richie McCaw has signed up for February's Coast to Coast n which he and long-term friend and Adventure Racing team-mate Rob Nichol will take on the tandem team event....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Early Christmas at Ascot Park Raceway...

Southland Racing Club president Sean Bellew shows off some of the electronic wristbands to be used at today's Christmas at the Races in Invercargill. Photo: Ben Waterworth Christmas is coming early to Invercargill today and the annual Christmas at the...

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Otago gets the Rainbow Tick...

Photos: Peter McIntosh University of Otago human resources director Kevin Seales and university vice-chancellor Harlene Hayne hold the university's new certificate from the Rainbow Tick programme, an independently verified programme designed to make a...

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Roading project progresses...

The NZ Transport Agency has issued an update on the Edendale realignment project....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Job done...

Photo: Gregor Richardson The private charter tug Christine Mary left Dunedin early yesterday bound for Auckland, having delivered an 85 tonne barge to Port Otago earlier in the week....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Clock on the hill strikes 50 years...

Alexandra's ''clock on the hill'' had an upgrade to coloured LED lights earlier this year. Photos: Supplied The Alexandra Clock on the Hill is celebrating its big 5-0 today. Central reporter Adam Burns takes a look back at the town'...

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Sisters of Mercy a dark misnomer...

A Dunedin boy dumped at a Catholic orphanage by his father endured five days of violence at the hands of the Sisters of Mercy. Half a century later, he is still searching for answers. Chris Morris reports....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Sand sausages to goin favour of armouring...

Sand sausages at Oamaru Harbour. Photo: Hamish MacLean Oamaru's brief affair with sand sausages is coming to an end....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Tough draw for Otago at national tournament...

Otago has been hit with a tough draw but is intending to try to slide past the opposition at the national sevens tournament in Tauranga today....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

House prices hit new highs in 6 regions...

The median house price in Dunedin has risen 14.3% since last November. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Median house prices across the country continue to rise, six regions recording new highs, including Southland....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

In-house options favoured for hospital...

More beds are still needed urgently at Dunstan Hospital but in-house options to secure extra capacity now seem more likely than the construction of another ward, Central Otago Health Services Ltd (Cohsl) leaders say....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

We have much to be grateful for ......

Photos: Stephen Jaquiery/Peter McIntosh/Supplied Christmas is just around the corner, and David Loughrey is here with his annual A-Z guide to the year's end. This year's version considers all that Dunedin has to be thankful for, alongside some onl...

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Couple create brewery...

A young Dunedin couple have spent the past two years transforming an eye-catching empty building into a brewery....

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Family-oriented club grass-roots winner...

Members of the South Pacific sports club from its various codes (from left) Ana Moses, Manassa Kutia, Maine Mareko-Johnson, David Reedy, Gianna Leoni, Natalie Visger, Bailey Wharerimu and Shaun Tahau, at the North Ground after winning New Zealand Rugby Le...

 2018-12-14 15:30 

Otago Daily Times

Golden opportunities seen at mining centre...

Gold-mining artefacts at Goldfields Mining Centre. Photos: Mountain Scene A gold-mining centre on the Queenstown tourist trail with "phenomenal" potential is on the market....

 2018-12-14 14:30 

Otago Daily Times

Wonderful time of the year...

Melicen Barber will join Nadia Reid, Holly Arrowsmith and the Everly Sisters (Rachel Bailey and Flora Knight) at the Port Chalmers Town Hall tonight. Photo: Supplied There has never been a better time to put on your best autumnal regalia and head out into...

 2018-12-14 06:43 

Otago Daily Times

Editorial: Stop saying "Not all men' and stand with us...

13dec-news-grace-vigil.jpg Katie Stafford places a candle at the memorial for Grace Millane in Queenstown. Photo: Mountain Scene There's a phrase that's been bandied around a lot in the wake of the tragic, senseless death of Grace Millane....

 2018-12-14 06:43 

Otago Daily Times

Opinion: Stop saying 'Not all men' and stand with us...

Katie Stafford places a candle at the memorial for Grace Millane in Queenstown. Photo: Mountain Scene There's a phrase that's been bandied around a lot in the wake of the tragic, senseless death of Grace Millane, writes Daisy Hudson....

 2018-12-14 05:06 

Otago Daily Times

Paddon dropped from WRC team...

Hayden Paddon. New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon has missed out on a drive in the 2019 World Rally Championship....

 2018-12-14 05:01 

Otago Daily Times

Councillor fined after sheep found in waterway...

Andrew Noone After being fined by his own council for an environmental infringement on his Waikouaiti farm an Otago Regional councillor says he "made a mistake''....

 2018-12-14 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

The South Today bulletin: December 14...

Get your daily dose of local news with the full The South Today bulletin for Friday, December 14....

 2018-12-14 04:07 

Otago Daily Times

Noel Leeming fined $200k for misleading consumers...

leeming.jpg Noel Leeming pleaded guilty to misrepresenting consumers' rights in August this year. Photo: NZME Technology and appliance retailer Noel Leeming has been fined $200,000 for misleading consumers' rights after customer complaints led to ...

 2018-12-14 02:42 

Otago Daily Times

Direct flights between Invercargill and Auckland to be trialled...

a320_at_invercargill_airport.jpg Air New Zealand Airbus A320 at the Invercargill airport. Photo: Allied Press files The first ever direct air service will be trialled between Invercargill and Auckland next year....

 2018-12-14 02:09 

Otago Daily Times

No foul play suspected in deaths of 2 in Antarctica...

US Antarctic research station, McMurdo Station Antarctica from the top of Observation Hill. Photo: Getty Images Investigators are still piecing together what killed two private subcontractors near the largest US research station in Antarctica, but no crim...

 2018-12-14 01:51 

Otago Daily Times

Woman injured in St Kilda crash...

Emergency services were called to a crash in St Kilda this afternoon. Photo: George Block Emergency services are attending a crash in St Kilda this afternoon after a driver reportedly failed to observe a stop sign at an intersection....

 2018-12-14 01:30 

Otago Daily Times

'Heartless' learner driver who killed teen gets home detention...

Rouxle Le Roux was sentenced to home detention today in the Auckland District Court. Photo: NZME An Auckland teenager has been sentenced to home detention after killing a 15-year-old in a drunken hit-and-run - and later posting an insensitive social media...

 2018-12-14 00:49 

Otago Daily Times

Hundreds swarm Dunedin streets before graduations...

More than 320 graduands will graduate in person from Otago Polytechnic, mainly with qualifications through Capable New Zealand, in business; as well as in information technology, nursing, physical activity, health, wellness and sport, at the first of two ...

 2018-12-14 00:37 

Otago Daily Times

Motorcyclist injured in Musselburgh crash...

A motorcyclist has been injured after a crash in the Dunedin suburb of Musselburgh today....

 2018-12-14 00:26 

Otago Daily Times

'The law in NZ does not apply': UK media's Grace defence...

grace_black_and_white.jpg Grace Millane had been in New Zealand as part of her OE. Photo: supplied A close family friend of Grace Millane is so concerned ongoing suppression breaches could jeopardise a trial she has written to London's major newspaper...

 2018-12-14 00:16 

Otago Daily Times

Watch: 'Bizarre' shoplifting technique caught on CCTV...

A security camera has captured a man's bizarre "5 toed discount" shoplifting technique he used to steal food at a Tuakau grocery store....

 2018-12-13 23:39 

Otago Daily Times

Silver Ferns shocker: Former captain dumped...

Katrina Rore (Nee Grant). Photo: Getty Images Former New Zealand captain Katrina Rore (nee Grant) is a shock omission from the Silver Ferns squad to contest next month's Quad Series in England....

 2018-12-13 23:00 

Otago Daily Times

New counter to gather statistics on Wanaka cyclists...
 2018-12-13 23:00 

Otago Daily Times

Dunedin studio going out with a bang...
 2018-12-13 22:49 

Otago Daily Times

House examined in Christchurch homicide inquiry...

Police are examining what is believed to be an elderly couple's home in the Christchurch suburb of Somerfield as they investigate the killing of a man at the weekend....

 2018-12-13 22:41 

Otago Daily Times

Police abandon Halfway Bush car chase...

A short police chase was called off in Halfway Bush last night....

 2018-12-13 22:18 

Otago Daily Times

Commission wants more transparency from Fonterra...

fonterra_milk_powder.jpg Photo: ODT files The Commerce Commission wants more transparency from Fonterra Cooperative Group, saying the dairy processor hasn't met its commitments to be more forthcoming....

 2018-12-13 21:47 

Otago Daily Times

PM may change phone number after Hardcore row...

Richie Hardcore and Jacinda Ardern in 2015. Photo: NZ Herald Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she may need to change her mobile number after receiving a text from Karel Sroubek supporter Richie Hardcore commending the original decision to grant the drug...

 2018-12-13 21:21 

Otago Daily Times

More stormy weather on way...

MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch today for the inland upper South Island and much of the North Island....

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