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 2021-12-08 07:31 

Otago Daily Times

One dead after car plunges into Tauranga Harbour...

Emergency services at the scene early this evening. Photo: Kiri Gillespie About 20 people dived into Tauranga Harbour in a desperate rescue attempt after a car plunged into the water this afternoon and began sinking with people inside, witnesses say....

 2021-12-08 07:29 

Otago Daily Times

One dead after car plunges into Tauranga Harbour...

Emergency services at the scene early this evening. Photo: Kiri Gillespie About 20 people dived into Tauranga Harbour in a desperate rescue attempt after a car plunged into the water this afternoon and began sinking with people inside, witnesses say....

 2021-12-08 06:49 

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Omicron can partially evade Pfizer vaccine: study...

Photo: Getty Images The Omicron variant of the coronavirus can partially evade the protection from two doses of Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine, the research head of a laboratory at the Africa Health Research Institute in South Afri...

 2021-12-08 06:35 

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Aussie skipper stars as England skittled...

Australia's Pat Cummins celebrates with teammates after dismissing England's Chris Woakes. Photo: Getty Pat Cummins took a five-wicket haul in a dream start to his Australia captaincy as England were skittled for 147 before tea on the opening day ...

 2021-12-08 05:38 

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Govt rejects criticism over Auckland boundary decisions...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins. Photo: RNZ Changes to the Covid-19 plan affected the Auckland boundary decision, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins say, rejecting criticis...

 2021-12-08 05:14 

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Man accused of toddler's murder loses name suppression...

Police outside the Weymouth house where Arapera Moana Aroha Fia was found injured. Photo: Craig Kapitan An Auckland man who has been charged with murder following the Halloween night death of 2-year-old Arapera Moana Aroha Fia can now be identified....

 2021-12-08 04:51 

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Strong warning after new drug detected in Dunedin...

Police are warning partygoers about a new drug which has been detected in the country for the first time, in Dunedin....

 2021-12-08 04:45 

Otago Daily Times

Victoria records first Omicron case...

Victoria has recorded its first case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, while two additional cases are under investigation....

 2021-12-08 04:03 

Otago Daily Times

Strong warning after new drug detected in Dunedin...

Police are warning partygoers about a new drug which has been detected in the country for the first time, in Dunedin....

 2021-12-08 03:22 

Otago Daily Times

Survivor charged with five counts of manslaughter over horror Timaru crash...

Joseff McCarthy, Niko Hill, Javarney Drummond, Andrew Goodger and Jack Wallace (not pictured) were all killed in the crash. Photo / Supplied The sole survivor of a horror crash that killed five Timaru teenagers earlier this year has been charged with five...

 2021-12-08 03:12 

Otago Daily Times

Survivor charged with five counts of manslaughter over horror Timaru crash...

Joseff McCarthy, Niko Hill, Javarney Drummond, Andrew Goodger and Jack Wallace (not pictured) were all killed in the crash. Photo / Supplied The sole survivor of a horror crash that killed five Timaru teenagers earlier this year has been charged with five...

 2021-12-08 03:04 

Otago Daily Times

Canterbury scientist to observe asteroid collision...

In the first ever mission of Earth's "planetary defence", Nasa has launched a mission for a spacecraft to intentionally collide with an asteroid, and knock it off its path....

 2021-12-08 02:51 

Otago Daily Times

Auckland surgeon accused of lockdown trip to Christchurch...

An Auckland surgeon is set to face a judge - and, if convicted, a potential sentence of up to six months in prison - after he was accused of illegally flying to Christchurch during lockdown....

 2021-12-08 02:43 

Otago Daily Times

Centre city rampage: Grieving dad let down by system - judge...

Mark David Cummings A grieving Dunedin father who went on a rampage after receiving devastating news related to his daughter's death has been let down by the system, a judge says....

 2021-12-08 02:34 

Otago Daily Times

Tragedy narrowly averted: Police pull M4 rifle on 13yo with toy gun...

6ci55ilhb67shf6v64iaj7c33a.jpg The Police Association says officers are having to attend increasing numbers of violent incidents where force is required. Photo: George Heard Tragedy was narrowly averted after police pulled a M4 rifle on a 13-year-old afte...

 2021-12-08 02:15 

Otago Daily Times

Remuera surgeon accused of lockdown trip to Christchurch...

An Auckland surgeon is set to face a judge - and, if convicted, a potential sentence of up to six months in prison - after he was accused of illegally flying to Christchurch during lockdown....

 2021-12-08 02:02 

Otago Daily Times

Man killed in North Canterbury crash named...

The man killed in a crash in North Canterbury on Friday night has been named....

 2021-12-08 01:56 

Otago Daily Times

Arthur's Pass death: Trampers urged to stay together...

Aleksandr Tsygankov and his tramping companions went their own way while tackling a challenging route over the exposed ridges of Mt Guinevere (pictured) and Mt Lancelot. Photo: Getty Images Trampers are being urged to stick together following the death of...

 2021-12-08 01:53 

Otago Daily Times

Arthur's Pass death: Trampers urged to stay together...

Aleksandr Tsygankov and his tramping companions went their own way while tackling a challenging route over the exposed ridges of Mt Guinevere (pictured) and Mt Lancelot. Photo: Getty Images Trampers are being urged to stick together following the death of...

 2021-12-08 01:51 

Otago Daily Times

Man killed in North Canterbury crash named...

The man killed in a crash in North Canterbury on Friday night has been named....

 2021-12-08 01:34 

Otago Daily Times

Resource consent approved for massive Wanaka film studio development...

The multimillion-dollar Silverlight film studio has been approved for resource consent. IMAGE: SUPPLIED Resource consent has been approved for the $280 million Silverlight Studios film studio development near Wanaka....

 2021-12-08 01:30 

Otago Daily Times

Prada sees lure of second-hand fashion...

Prada's CEO-in-waiting Lorenzo Bertelli. Photo: Reuters Italian fashion group Prada sees opportunity in the booming second-hand fashion sector which it can develop in-house and through partnerships, marketing chief and heir designate Lorenzo Bertelli ...

 2021-12-08 01:30 

Otago Daily Times

Traffic light system and vaccine passes: Your questions answered...

More and more people are becoming accustomed to using their vaccine pass. Photo: Bevan Conley New Zealanders have now spent six days in the new Covid-19 Protection Framework - also known as the traffic light system....

 2021-12-08 01:21 

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 2021-12-08 01:13 

Otago Daily Times

Who can make the biggest splash in Christchurch?...

Jono Horton will defend his inaugural Manu Summer Series Competition title when the expanded competition starts at Jellie Park on December 12....

 2021-12-08 01:09 

Otago Daily Times

Resource consent approved for massive Wanaka film studio development...

The multimillion-dollar Silverlight film studio has been approved for resource consent. IMAGE: SUPPLIED Resource consent has been approved for the $280 million Silverlight Studios film studio development near Wanaka....

 2021-12-08 00:59 

Otago Daily Times

Richard Thomas receives Service to the Profession award...

Congratulations Richard - What a fantastic achievement!...

 2021-12-08 00:56 

Otago Daily Times

Ryan Bridge v Breakfast: Who's winning the TV ratings war?...

Can host Ryan Bridge save the AM Show? Photo: Supplied Since Duncan Garner left The AM Show in August, the morning news show has seen a major shake-up....

 2021-12-08 00:49 

Otago Daily Times

Trip to court for more baggage handlers...

Investigations began after suspicious activity by baggage handlers at Auckland Airport was detected, police say. Photo: NZ Police More people allegedly involved in drug smuggling across New Zealand's borders have been arrested - including baggage hand...

 2021-12-08 00:19 

Otago Daily Times

Trip to court for more baggage handlers...

Investigations began after suspicious activity by baggage handlers at Auckland Airport was detected, police say. Photo: NZ Police More people allegedly involved in drug smuggling across New Zealand's borders have been arrested - including baggage hand...

 2021-12-08 00:13 

Otago Daily Times

Covid update: 90 new infections...

There are 90 cases of Covid-19 today and fears of at least one undetected case in the community near Gisborne.There are 74 people in hospital - six of which are in ICU....

 2021-12-08 00:12 

Otago Daily Times

Covid update: 90 new infections, no new cases in South...

There are no new cases of Covid in the South, however 14 close contacts are isolating, the Ministry of Health has revealed in its daily update....

 2021-12-08 00:08 

Otago Daily Times

'My soul is broken' because of Maxwell, accuser testifies...

Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of sex trafficking girls in the mid-1990s for Jeffrey Epstein. Photo: Getty Images Warning: Graphic contentA woman whose accusations underlie the criminal sex trafficking case against Ghislaine Maxwell has testified she felt &...

 2021-12-08 00:08 

Otago Daily Times

Lyttelton Port boss lands new job in Auckland...

Roger Gray. Photo: LPC Ports of Auckland has appointed Roger Gray as its new chief executive in a year of top table changes for the embattled Auckland Council-owned port....

 2021-12-08 00:07 

Otago Daily Times

'My soul is broken' because of Maxwell, accuser testifies...

Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of sex trafficking girls in the mid-1990s for Jeffrey Epstein. Photo: Getty Images Warning: Graphic contentA woman whose accusations underlie the criminal sex trafficking case against Ghislaine Maxwell has testified she felt &...

 2021-12-07 23:55 

Otago Daily Times

Building work for development expected to start in 2023...

A graphic render of the Lakeview-Taumata precinct overlooking central Queenstown. IMAGE: SUPPLIED Construction of the first buildings in a billion-dollar Queenstown development should start in 2023....

 2021-12-07 23:52 

Otago Daily Times

The South Today bulletin: Tuesday, December 7...
 2021-12-07 23:43 

Otago Daily Times

Biden, Putin hold video call over crisis in ties...

Russian President Vladimir Putin talked via video link with US President Joe Biden for about two hours. Photo: Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Pool via Reuters US President Joe Biden has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin the West would impose "strong econ...

 2021-12-07 23:37 

Otago Daily Times

Biden, Putin hold video call over crisis in ties...

Russian President Vladimir Putin talked via video link with US President Joe Biden for about two hours. Photo: Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Pool via Reuters US President Joe Biden has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin the West would impose "strong econ...

 2021-12-07 22:57 

Otago Daily Times

Deputy principal set to retire...

Retiring Ashburton College deputy principal Ron Cresswell. Photo: Ashburton Courier Ron Cresswell is finishing up as Ashburton College's deputy principal - and is set for a busy retirement....

 2021-12-07 22:52 

Otago Daily Times

Diary offers rare insight into Canterbury woman's rural life during WW2...

Margaret Hood (seated) with husband John and their eight children in this family photo taken around 1900. Photo: Supplied A transcribed diary from the late Margaret Hood offers an insight into rural life in and around Mt Somers during World War 2....

 2021-12-07 22:42 

Otago Daily Times

Men and their sheds: Canterbury group growing in popularity...

The Lincoln Men's Shed is doubling its shed space as more members come on board....

 2021-12-07 22:14 

Otago Daily Times

Rare Fiordland penguin saved after shark attack flown to Christchurch...

Air New Zealand and DoC were able to relocate the penguin in a Kiwi release box. Photo: Supplied, DWC A rare Fiordland Crested penguin has survived a shark attack and a 500km trip, thanks to the quick thinking of a West Coast lodge owner and DoC relocatio...

 2021-12-07 21:43 

Otago Daily Times

Investor fleeced $700k ignored bank's warnings...

Photo: Getty Images A man has been left $700,000 out of pocket after being scammed by a fake overseas investment company....

 2021-12-07 21:35 

Otago Daily Times

Warning issued after NZ investor loses $700,000 in overseas scam...

The Financial Markets Authority says cold calls about investment opportunities are generally illegal in New Zealand (file image). Photo: Getty Images A man has been left $700,000 out of pocket after being scammed by a fake overseas investment company....

 2021-12-07 21:33 

Otago Daily Times

KiwiHarvest expanding its Queenstown operation...

KiwiHarvest is expanding its food rescue service from supermarkets to seven cafes in the town. Photo: Getty Images Bakery and cafe treats that would otherwise go to waste are being rescued and given to charities that help feed those in need in Queenstown....

 2021-12-07 20:53 

Otago Daily Times

Countdown stabbings: Man pleads guilty to attempted murder...

Luke James Lambert appeared in court via video link from Invercargill Prison this morning. Photo: Gerard O'Brien The man behind the Countdown supermarket stabbings in Dunedin has pleaded guilty to the frenzied attack in May and can finally be unmasked...

 2021-12-07 20:45 

Otago Daily Times

Countdown stabbings: Man pleads guilty to attempted murder...

Luke James Lambert appeared in court via video link from Invercargill Prison this morning. Photo: Gerard O'Brien WARNING: Content may disturb.The man behind the Countdown supermarket stabbings in Dunedin has pleaded guilty to the frenzied attack in Ma...

 2021-12-07 20:33 

Otago Daily Times

Moo Juice: Non-homogenised milk, glass bottles gain popularity...

John Marshall and Anna Emmerson and their children Max, 4, and Georgie, 6, with their "Moo Juice". Photo: Supplied Love it or hate it, thick creamy whole milk is continuing its resurgence....

 2021-12-07 20:16 

Otago Daily Times

'Bit awkward': National leader Chris Luxon's fumble in Question Time - 'I'll get better'...

National Party leader Chris Luxon can't wait to go head-to-head with the Prime Minister in Parliament again - but admits there's room for improvement after fumbling a question....

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