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 2022-01-17 08:03 

Otago Daily Times

Vauxhall becomes Dunedin's third million-dollar suburb...

With stunning views of the city, Vauxhall sits above Portobello road with Andersons Bay and Shiel hill behind. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Median house values in four areas of New Zealand rose by more than $550,000 last year and three of those are in the Quee...

 2022-01-17 07:45 

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Nadal scorches in first round of Aussie Open...

Rafael Nadal of Spain serves in his first round singles match against Marcos Giron. Photo: Getty Images Rafael Nadal has wasted no time underlining his Australian Open title credentials with a commanding first-round win at Melbourne Park....

 2022-01-17 07:44 

Otago Daily Times

Nadal scorches in first round of Aussie Open...

Rafael Nadal of Spain serves in his first round singles match against Marcos Giron. Photo: Getty Images Rafael Nadal has wasted no time underlining his Australian Open title credentials with a commanding first-round win at Melbourne Park....

 2022-01-17 07:27 

Otago Daily Times

Rare steam locomotive returns to Southland for restoration...

The 1880 D Class locomotive D6 is lowered into position at Bulleid Engineering in Winton on Saturday. Photo: Supplied/ Southland District Council A rare historic steam locomotive is being restored to its former glory and is back in Southland after more th...

 2022-01-17 06:19 

Otago Daily Times

'It could've been something major': Waimate fire contained...

Helicopters from Heliventures NZ and Central South Island Helicopters work to extinguish a fire near Waimate on Sunday night. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Fire crews acted fast to contain a blaze between two pine plantations near Waimate on Sunday night....

 2022-01-17 06:05 

Otago Daily Times

'It could've been something major': Waimate fire contained...

Helicopters from Heliventures NZ and Central South Island Helicopters work to extinguish a fire near Waimate on Sunday night. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Fire crews acted fast to contain a blaze between two pine plantations near Waimate on Sunday night....

 2022-01-17 05:55 

Otago Daily Times

'A sense of entitlement': Conviction for boating lockdown breach...

The Makarora River. Photo: Getty Images A Lake Hawea man has been fined $500 for going jet-boating near Makarora during last year's Covid-19 lockdown....

 2022-01-17 04:37 

Otago Daily Times

Southland council puts water restrictions in place...

Gardens should only be watered as required and in the early morning or evening. Photo: File Water restrictions have been issued throughout the Southland District after a spate of warm weather....

 2022-01-17 04:25 

Otago Daily Times

One killed in glider crash near Omarama...

A man has died in a glider crash near Omarama this afternoon....

 2022-01-17 03:29 

Otago Daily Times

One killed in glider crash near Omarama...

A man has died in a glider crash near Omarama this afternoon....

 2022-01-17 03:23 

Otago Daily Times

Kiwi snake catcher uncovers unbelievable python with dozens of hatching babies...

A Kiwi snake catcher has revealed how she had to move a mother python and her 24 babies from a property on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 A Kiwi snake catcher in the hot spot of the Sunshine Coast has opened up about discove...

 2022-01-17 03:07 

Otago Daily Times

Ute and caravan end up in paddock...

A ute and caravan came off SH1 and came to rest in a paddock this afternoon. Photo: Richard Davison A family managed to escape serious injury after the ute they were travelling in and the caravan they were towing left the road and ended up in a paddock so...

 2022-01-17 02:52 

Otago Daily Times

Brian Tamaki to remain in custody for 10 days after bail application refused...

Hannah and Brian Tamaki emerge from their house this morning as police arrest Brian Tamaki - believed to be over an alleged breach of bail conditions. Photo: David Fisher via NZ Herald Brian Tamaki's bail application has been refused after being arres...

 2022-01-17 02:35 

Otago Daily Times

One dead in serious crash near Wanaka Airport...

Detours are in place near the scene of a serious crash near Wanaka Airport. Photo: Marjorie Cook Police have confirmed one person was killed in a crash on State Highway 6 just south of Wanaka Airport early this morning....

 2022-01-17 02:22 

Otago Daily Times

When will the average house price in Christchurch hit $1m?...

House price growth in Christchurch has outpaced the national average. Photo: Getty Images Christchurch is New Zealand's hottest housing market right now, with the city's average property value rising 35 per cent - or $200,000 - in the last 12 mont...

 2022-01-17 01:56 

Otago Daily Times

Boosters urged in Qld after seven deaths...

There are 702 people in state hospitals, with 47 in intensive care and 15 on ventilation. Photo: Getty Images Queenslanders are being urged to get a Covid-19 vaccine booster after the state recorded seven deaths on its deadliest day of the pandemic so far...

 2022-01-17 01:46 

Otago Daily Times

'Likely break': Looks like worst-case scenario for Tonga's internet cable...

After conflicting reports, it now seems almost certain that the undersea eruption over the weekend did cause a break in the cable that connects Tonga to the outside world - and that it will likely take around two weeks or longer to repair....

 2022-01-17 01:39 

Otago Daily Times

Cuddle Hearts strengthen bond between mums and bubs at Christchurch Women's Hospital...

Lisa Paget gives a set of Cuddle Hearts to Nikita Christensen and baby Flynn at Christchurch Women's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. Photo: Canterbury DHB Hundreds of people have united in a heartfelt quest to help babies at Christchurch ...

 2022-01-17 01:11 

Otago Daily Times

Another blistering performance from Robinson ahead of Olympics...

Queenstown skier Alice Robinson. Photo: Getty Images Otago skier Alice Robinson has enhanced her growing reputation as a threat to the world's best speed skiers with another sensational result in her second discipline, Super G....

 2022-01-17 01:05 

Otago Daily Times

Hundreds of unvaccinated firefighters stood down...

Photo: RNZ Hundreds of unvaccinated firefighters can no longer respond to emergency calls - and those gaps will have to be plugged from elsewhere, fire service figures say....

 2022-01-17 01:04 

Otago Daily Times

Agencies formulate plans to lessen impact of Omicron variant...

Transport operators are lobbying Government to ensure food and medical supplies continue to be delivered. Photo: Getty Images As Omicron rages through workplaces around the world, what contingency plans are in place here to keep supply chains and health s...

 2022-01-17 00:52 

Otago Daily Times

Covid-19: 16 new cases, including one on West Coast...

There are 16 community cases of the virus today, including a historical case on the West Coast, the Ministry of Health has announced....

 2022-01-17 00:38 

Otago Daily Times

Hundreds of unvaccinated firefighters stood down...

Photo: RNZ Hundreds of unvaccinated firefighters can no longer respond to emergency calls, and those gaps will have to be plugged from elsewhere, fire service figures say....

 2022-01-17 00:34 

Otago Daily Times

Teen dances her way into Black Ferns Sevens side...

Jorja Miller makes a run for Canterbury in the Farah Palmer Cup premiership final against Waikato at Rugby Park in Christchurch on October 9. Photo: Kai Schwoerer / Getty Images Making your first Black Ferns Sevens side isn't as scary as Jorja Miller ...

 2022-01-17 00:19 

Otago Daily Times

Live updates: 16 cases, including one on West Coast...

There are 16 community cases of the virus today, including a historical case on the West Coast, the Ministry of Health has announced....

 2022-01-17 00:19 

Otago Daily Times

16 cases, including one on West Coast...

There are 16 community cases of the virus today, including a historical case on the West Coast, the Ministry of Health has announced....

 2022-01-16 23:52 

Otago Daily Times

Tonga eruption likely the world's largest in 30 years - scientist...

The eruption of an underwater volcano off Tonga, which triggered a tsunami warning. Photo: CIRA/NOAA/Handout via REUTERS Early data from Tonga's violent volcanic eruption suggests it is the biggest blast since Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines 30 year...

 2022-01-16 23:49 

Otago Daily Times

Omicron outbreak a matter of 'when, not if' - PM...

Omicron's arrival in the community is a matter of "when, not if" Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says....

 2022-01-16 23:42 

Otago Daily Times

Agencies formulate plans to lessen impact of Omicron variant...

Transport operators are lobbying Government to ensure food and medical supplies continue to be delivered. Photo: Getty Images As Omicron rages through workplaces around the world, what contingency plans are in place here to keep supply chains and health s...

 2022-01-16 23:39 

Otago Daily Times

Omicron outbreak a matter of 'when, not if' - PM...

Omicron's arrival in the community is a matter of "when, not if" Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says....

 2022-01-16 23:14 

Otago Daily Times

Tonga eruption: NZ Air Force plane leaves to assess damage...

Power is being restored in Tonga's capital, and the country is sending naval boats to outlying islands to assess the damage from the huge Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption and tsunami....

 2022-01-16 23:11 

Otago Daily Times

Canterbury teen dances her way into gold medal-winning sevens side...

Jorja Miller makes a run for Canterbury in the Farah Palmer Cup premiership final against Waikato at Rugby Park in Christchurch on October 9. Photo: Kai Schwoerer / Getty Images Making your first Black Ferns Sevens side isn't as scary as Jorja Miller ...

 2022-01-16 22:45 

Otago Daily Times

'Sleuth' uncovers missing members of Canterbury tennis' 100 club...

Canterbury tennis stalwarts Warren Edgecumbe and Diane McKinnel earned belated recognition for their winning exploits thanks to the research of Bevan Johns, who scoured old newspaper clippings to collate results of Tennis Canterbury's new 100-club mem...

 2022-01-16 22:31 

Otago Daily Times

Police investigate serious crash near Wanaka Airport...

Detours are in place near the scene of a serious crash near Wanaka Airport. Photo: Marjorie Cook Police are investigating a serious crash this morning on State Highway 6 just south of Wanaka Airport....

 2022-01-16 22:22 

Otago Daily Times

'Sleuth' uncovers missing members of Canterbury tennis' 100 club...

Canterbury tennis stalwarts Warren Edgecumbe and Diane McKinnel earned belated recognition for their winning exploits thanks to the research of Bevan Johns, who scoured old newspaper clippings to collate results of Tennis Canterbury's new 100-club mem...

 2022-01-16 21:50 

Otago Daily Times

Tonga eruption: NZ Air Force plane leaves to assess damage...

Power is being restored in Tonga's capital, and the country is sending naval boats to outlying islands to assess the damage from the huge Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption and tsunami....

 2022-01-16 20:47 

Otago Daily Times

Publicans moving on from venue...

new_a-waipiata3.jpg Waipiata Country Hotel publican Mark Button has had to reassure regulars the pub being put up for sale has nothing to do with his health, after neck fusion surgery to alleviate an old rugby injury. PHOTO: TRACIE BARRETT The business fo...

 2022-01-16 20:43 

Otago Daily Times

Tale of two Queenstowns in 2022...

The Cow co-owner Mal Price. Photo: Scene As the Covid era drags on, Queenstown's set to continue with two economies this year — a "gangbusters';' property and development sector and a struggling tourism sector as long as the borders s...

 2022-01-16 20:33 

Otago Daily Times

Queenstown, Arrowtown locations flagged for Covid...

Queenstown and Arrowtown were among the Ministry of Health's new Covid-19 locations of interest at the weekend....

 2022-01-16 19:50 

Otago Daily Times

Board denies serial rapist release from prison...

Mateo Melina Nixon A sexual predator who attacked a schoolgirl and five women in Dunedin, Canterbury and the West Coast has been denied parole....

 2022-01-16 19:41 

Otago Daily Times

'I'm not a criminal' - Brian Tamaki arrested for Covid protest bail breach...

The moment Brian Tamaki was arrested at his home this morning for breaching bail. Photo: Supplied Controversial Destiny church leader Brian Tamaki has been arrested for breaching bail conditions....

 2022-01-16 19:38 

Otago Daily Times

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki claims he's a 'political prisoner' after arrest...

Brian Tamaki was arrested at his home this morning for breaching bail. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald Controversial Destiny church leader Brian Tamaki claims he is a "political prisoner" after his arrest this morning for breaching bail conditions....

 2022-01-16 19:34 

Otago Daily Times

One seriously injured after trucks crash near Christchurch...

The crash has closed Rolleston Drive this morning. Photo: NZTA State Highway 1 south of Christchurch has been closed in both directions this morning after a person was seriously injured in a crash involving two trucks....

 2022-01-16 19:34 

Otago Daily Times

Truck driver dies after crash on SH1 near Christchurch...
 2022-01-16 19:25 

Otago Daily Times

Force 'astonishing' - volcanologist...

University of Otago volcanologist Dr Marco Brenna has been to the area of Tonga that is now the focus of world attention and concern....

 2022-01-16 19:20 

Otago Daily Times

One seriously injured after trucks crash, SH1 closed...

State Highway 1 south of Christchurch has been closed in both directions this morning after a person was seriously injured in a crash involving two trucks....

 2022-01-16 19:20 

Otago Daily Times

Truck driver dies after crash; State Highway 1 still closed...
 2022-01-16 19:17 

Otago Daily Times

Drowning deaths in Peru linked to Tonga eruption...

Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai erupting. Photo: Tonga Geological Services Two people drowned off a beach in northern Peru, the local civil defense authority reported on Sunday, after unusually high waves were recorded in several coastal areas following Sat...

 2022-01-16 19:11 

Otago Daily Times

Tonga eruption likely the world's largest in 30 years - scientist...

The eruption of an underwater volcano off Tonga, which triggered a tsunami warning. Photo: CIRA/NOAA/Handout via REUTERS Early data from Tonga's violent volcanic eruption suggests it is the biggest blast since Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines 30 year...

 2022-01-16 18:42 

Otago Daily Times

NZ on 'borrowed time': Baker on threat of Omicron outbreak...

Michael Baker. Photo: RNZ A Covid expert has warned New Zealand is now on "borrowed time", while 5-to-11-year-olds are now eligible to receive their vaccination against the virus....

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