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 2018-06-20 01:14 

Otago Daily Times

Queenstown pod like a 'big coffin'...

pod1.png A new, low cost hotel capable of accommodating hundreds of visitors a night has opened in one of the country's fastest growing tourist centres, Queenstown. Photo: supplied "It was like being in a coffin - a big one," Finn Heenan says ...

 2018-06-20 00:54 

Otago Daily Times

NZ Football told to stop contacting Ferns...

The Football Ferns celebrate a goal against Japan during a friendly match in Wellington earlier this month. Photo: Getty Images New Zealand Football has been told to stop contacting players from the Football Ferns squad, with immediate effect, over concer...

 2018-06-20 00:43 

Otago Daily Times

'Burning smell' at NZI building investigated...

Crews were called to the central Dunedin building late this morning. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Fire crews were called to the New Zealand Insurance building in central Dunedin just before noon today after reports of a strong acrid burning smell....

 2018-06-20 00:32 

Otago Daily Times

Safe landing for skydiver...

Emergency services attended reports of a skydiving accident in Queenstown early this afternoon....

 2018-06-20 00:11 

Otago Daily Times

Aussies overweight, failing on veges...

More than 99 percent of Australian children and 96 percent of adults do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables. Photo: Getty Nearly all Australians are not eating enough vegetables and two-thirds of adults are overweight, a new report on the nation&...

 2018-06-19 23:28 

Otago Daily Times

Murray unsure about Wimbledon...

2018-06-19t203159z_1754351607_rc12e5ff7e80_rtrmadp_3_tennis-london.jpg Andy Murray had not played a competitive match since losing to Sam Querrey in last year's Wimbledon quarter-finals. Photo: Action Images via Reuters Sir Andy Murray was back at one...

 2018-06-19 23:17 

Otago Daily Times

Farm fined $46k for exploiting volunteers...

gettyimages-903544660.jpg A Christchurch farm is said to have exploited "thousands" of travellers through its volunteer scheme. Stock photo: Getty A Christchurch farm has been stung with a $46,000 fine by the Employment Relations Authority for ...

 2018-06-19 23:17 

Otago Daily Times

Former Otago Uni lecturer dies during poisoning probe...

poison.jpg Dr Shelagh Isabella Dawson died at her Richmond home on May 9. Photo: Via NZME A Christchurch medical researcher has died from a suspected suicide after police were investigating claims she poisoned her ex-partner....

 2018-06-19 23:13 

Otago Daily Times

US leaves UN's Human Rights Council...

2018-06-19t215745z_577545027_rc1dcbf265b0_rtrmadp_3_un-rights-usa.jpg US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Reuters The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United N...

 2018-06-19 23:02 

Otago Daily Times

School rugby coach facing 83 sex charges...

Alosio Taimo denies all charges. Photo: NZ Herald More charges have been laid against an Auckland school rugby coach already facing more than 80 allegations against young boys....

 2018-06-19 22:22 

Otago Daily Times

Foreign buyer ban: retirement villages not exempt...

Retirement village operators are disappointed that the select committee considering the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill did not exempt them from having to get approval before buying sensitive or residential land to build new villages....

 2018-06-19 22:12 

Otago Daily Times

Queenstown serious assault 'totally unprovoked'...

An Australian tourist was taken to hospital after a serious assault in Shotover St this morning in which his head was slammed into a concrete bin....

 2018-06-19 21:57 

Otago Daily Times

Mother, son stabbed in dairy robbery...

The Hylite Dairy in Grey Lynn this morning. Photo: NZ Herald The two people stabbed during an armed robbery of a central Auckland dairy last night are believed to be a mother and her son....

 2018-06-19 21:50 

Otago Daily Times

Chinese leader praises Kim for Trump summit...

Xi Jinping says China was willing to keep playing a positive role to promote the peace process on the Korean peninsula. Photo: Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, lauding the "posit...

 2018-06-19 21:34 

Otago Daily Times

Claim bag of meth found in children's ward at hospital...

whangarei_hospital_herald.jpg Whangarei Hospital. Photo: NZ Herald A woman who is staying in Whangarei Hospital with her sick baby said she found a bag of methamphetamine on the floor of the children's ward corridor....

 2018-06-19 21:23 

Otago Daily Times

Becker passport 'fake' says minister...

2018-06-15t085855z_110012993_rc148424e910_rtrmadp_3_people-becker.jpg Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt. Photo: Reuters Central African Republic's foreign minister says a copy of former tennis champion Boris Becker's diplomatic passport he h...

 2018-06-19 21:15 

Otago Daily Times

White House deputy resigns...

2018-06-19t205140z_2141328951_rc1d631a6400_rtrmadp_3_usa-trump-hagin.jpg Joe Hagin has worked for four presidents. Photo: Reuters White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin, who led the US advance team for President Donald Trump's summit with North K...

 2018-06-19 21:09 

Otago Daily Times

Med student grabs woman by throat after inappropriate kiss...

A Dunedin medical student has failed to avoid a conviction for assaulting a young woman who challenged him about his inappropriate behaviour at a party....

 2018-06-19 21:00 

Otago Daily Times

Italian minister wants Roma census...

Matteo Salvini. Photo: Getty Images Italy's new government plans to carry out a census of the Roma community with an eye to kicking out anyone staying in the country illegally, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says....

 2018-06-19 20:48 

Otago Daily Times

Expect pink ball, Boxing Day test for Black Caps...

Tim Southee may get another chance to wreck havoc with the pink ball this summer. Photo: Getty Images Expect the return of a Boxing Day test against Sri Lanka at Christchurch's Hagley Oval, and a day-night test against Bangladesh at Hamilton's Sed...

 2018-06-19 20:31 

Otago Daily Times

'Minor' blast at London Tube station...

Southgate underground station. Photo: Deborah Pratchett via Reuters Police at the scene on Tuesday. Photo: Deborah Pratchett via Reuters British police say a "small number of people" were receiving medical treatment after what they described as a ...

 2018-06-19 20:22 

Otago Daily Times

Dairy product prices slip again...

Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, as whole milk powder slid amid data showing New Zealand's processors collected record levels of milk in recent months because of improved weather conditions....

 2018-06-19 20:19 

Otago Daily Times

Medical researcher dies during probe into poisoning, death...

A Christchurch medical researcher has died from a suspected suicide after police were investigating claims she poisoned her ex-partner....

 2018-06-19 20:17 

Otago Daily Times

Premiums rocket in quake-risk districts...

Insurance companies are worried about under-pricing Wellington properties, in case a major earthquake hit, an expert says. Photo: Getty Images Homeowners are being warned not to run the risk of under-insuring their homes in a bid to avoid paying for risin...

 2018-06-19 20:09 

Otago Daily Times

England smashes ODI record as Australia sink to new low...

Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century during England's record-breaking ODI innings. Photo: Getty Images England stormed to a world record 481 for six as they demolished Australia in the third match of their ODI series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham this ...

 2018-06-19 20:03 

Otago Daily Times

Russia claim second win...

Aleksandr Golovin of Russia competes with Ahmed Hegazy of Egypt during their World Cup game this morning. Photo: Getty Images World Cup hosts Russia have virtually booked their place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt....

 2018-06-19 19:56 

Otago Daily Times

Japan beat 10-man Colombia...

Makoto Hasebe celebrates with team mates during Japan's win over Colombia. Photo: Getty Images Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opening Group H match, the first time an Asian team has overcome a South American one at the World Cup....

 2018-06-19 19:52 

Otago Daily Times

Senegal claims first African win...

Robert Lewandowski of Poland is challenged by Salif Sane of Senegal in their World Cup game this morning. Photo: Getty Images Senegal has became the first African team to win a match at the 2018 World Cup....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Challenges reason for levy rise, farmers told...

Beef + Lamb New Zealand chief executive Sam McIvor fields questions at the organisation's consultation meeting in Gore about a proposed levy increase. Photo: Nicole Sharp Sheep and beef farmers in Gore recently put hard questions to Beef + Lamb New Ze...

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Tom Mulholland to speak at 'Safetree' workshops...

Tom Mulholland. Media personality and emergency department doctor Tom Mulholland will be speaking at Forestry Industry Safety Council (FISC) workshops in July....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Invermay gains two farm awards...

Scientists have been spotted roaming the paddocks at AgResearch's Invermay farm as they test, measure and prod sheep and deer as part of their various research projects....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

West Coast coal mining issue 'challenging'...

Damien O'Connor. West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor, responding to concerns that the region's extractives industry could collapse, says more jobs were lost under National....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Any port in a storm...

Late April saw news filtering out from Portugal of the two major port companies declaring their 2016 Vintage Ports across all the wineries in their portfolios....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Big pay rise for NZ wool harvesters...

Mark Barrowcliffe New Zealand wool harvesters can expect about a 25% increase in pay and entitlements from July 1, to gain parity with rates paid in Australia....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Has meat met its match?...

Meat and milk from animals grown on farms may well be a thing of the past for many people when the new products of cellular agriculture come on stream in an estimated four or five years....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Crossing the divide...

Emerging designer Dylan McCutcheon-Peat walked the international stage at London Fashion Week last month. Brittany Pooley finds out more about the Otago Polytechnic graduate....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Glenfalloch's curried parsnip and pear soup...

Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Mayors make bid for provincial funding...

Winston Peters The West Coast mayors and Development West Coast were in Wellington today to make a case for a good share of the Government's $1 billion provincial fund....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Call for rural health to be part of review...

Dalton Kelly. Increased funding for palliative care and for training more rural doctors and nurses, as well as more money to provide medical services to accommodate booming tourism numbers, are all things Dalton Kelly would like to see included as part of...

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Brainstorming ideas to increase profitability...

Farmers are known for their ingenuity and the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) is asking them to bring ideas to the table....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Contest funds for Ranui House project...

The Clinton Lions Club is holding its annual winter crop competition. Money raised will go to the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust's Ranui House in Christchurch and the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter Trust. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara The humble fodder beet an...

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Enticing children to cook...

The Kids' Turn to Cook, by Margaret Brooker, published by New Holland Publishing (NZ) Ltd, RRP $24.99. Finding things to do with your children on these drizzly days is hard but New Zealand food writer Margaret Brooker believes cooking is the answer....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Apple crumble cake...

I used Granny Smith apples in this, and it was outstanding. It is very easy to make and is delicious for afternoon tea or served warm as a dessert....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Farmers criticise response...

Farmers say they have been left to their own devices when it comes to feeding the HT-S57 swede, which was mistakenly sold by PGG Wrightson Seeds instead of Hawkestone yellowfleshed Cleancrop swede....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Fleece quality extremely good...

This is the first year mohair and alpaca fleeces had been entered in the national Royal Agricultural Society's Golden Fleece competition, and convener Martin Paterson, of Wanaka, said he expected that number to grow for future competitions....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Fruit, vege growers set to vote on commodity levy...

Workers at a packhouse in Ettrick process apples. Horticulture New Zealand is consulting on retention of the Commodity Levy Order and voting papers will be sent out early next month. Photo :Yvonne O'Hara Horticulture growers are being consulted about ...

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Looking after Dairy Women in the South...

Dairy Women's Network southern regional leader Shelli Mears checks on her rising one calves at home in Mokotua. Photo: Nicole Sharp Mokotua woman Shelli Mears is most at home with her cows, but these days she wears another hat....

 2018-06-19 16:30 

Otago Daily Times

Workshops under way...

Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Generation Next farmers listen to Rural CA Ltd director Lawrence Field talk at the finance module at the Gore RSA recently. Photo: Nicole Sharp Agriculture's next generation is stepping up to the plate....

 2018-06-19 08:49 

Otago Daily Times

Clampdown on foreign farm buyers scares off investors...

Agents and foreign investors already in New Zealand said that a large number of applications to the OIO have been technically withdrawn since the directive. Photo: Getty Images The government's directive to the Overseas Investment Office to raise the ...

 2018-06-19 07:51 

Otago Daily Times

Saudi Arabian women get ready to steer their lives...

A driving instructor (R) explains seat bells to trainees Amira Abdulgader and Maria Al-Faraj (C) at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters On June 24, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader...

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