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 2020-10-29 06:00 

Otago Daily Times

Otago boasts NZ's most beautiful small town...

Arrowtown has been named the most beautiful small town in New Zealand at tonight's Keep New Zealand Beautiful awards....

 2020-10-29 05:00 

Otago Daily Times

NZ citizen subjected to 'appalling' Doha airport search...

Doha, Qatar. Photo: File A New Zealand woman is said to have been one of the victims of the invasive strip search incident at Doha airport, in Qatar....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

New citizens finally get their day...

New citizens hug their daughters in the Dunedin Centre last week. They are friends Jackielynn Atonio (front, left) and her daughter Kelli Itulagi Ryoko (1) and Beverly Seutaatia Ola and her daughter Ireanna Magdalene Olamaleva (11 months) and their respec...

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Stage at last for postponed comedy...

Rehearsing for Jean Paul Sartre's vision of Hell, No Exit, for Arcade Theatre Company are (from left) Katherine Kennedy, Marea Colombo, Shannon McCabe and Isaac Martyn. PHOTO: SUPPLIED After a year heavily impacted by Covid-19, the team behind Arcade ...

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Jobseeker makes work-life balance priority...

The beautiful coastline around Dunedin is a happy place for jobseeker Willa Faber. PHOTO: SUPPLIED For jobseeker Willa Faber, getting out on to the tennis court, or enjoying the spectacular coastline around greater Dunedin, is a happy place to be....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Public responds to random act of art message...

Artist Bruno Willis chalks names in the Octagon, highlighting the people whose lives have been saved by New Zealand's strict response to Covid-19. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Artists chalking the names of people whose lives have been saved by New Zealand's sw...

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Juggling civilian and military life...

New Zealand Army reservist Rebecca McNaughton is enjoying the challenge of having twin careers, as a pool lifeguard and a soldier. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Military values and unparalleled opportunities are what drew Dunedin Private Rebecca McNaughton (22) to join...

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Anti-acne food national finalist...

At the Young Enterprise Scheme regional final in Dunedin are Bayfield High School pupils (from left) Abby Green, Alex Livingstone and Robert Donohoe. PHOTO: SUPPLIED A sales pitch of an acne-busting superfood won a team of Dunedin pupils the chance to rep...

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Fundraising spring fling ahead for Mosgiel...

Hawthorn folk band and Mosgiel Brass Band member Grant Shackell is set to perform at a spring fling at Mosgiel Presbyterian Church.PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE Get set to sing at a spring fling in Mosgiel....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

White Island Race...

A Kaka Point crew leads a Warrington crew to the beach in the 51st White Island race. PHOTOS: GERARD O'BRIEN More than 80 swimmers and paddlers lined up in the 51st White Island races on Saturday....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Original version of classic play gift for community...

The "territory of the heart" that is a New Zealand childhood is at the centre of Bruce Mason's classic play The End of the Golden Weather....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Pupils embrace farm safety initiative...

Scores of pupils from three schools attended a farm safety day in Middlemarch on Friday....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Mosgiel woman calls for return of bus stop...

Brianna relaxes on a pedestrian crossing point in Mosgiel, the installation of which resulted in a bus stop she regularly uses to be removed. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A Mosgiel woman is slamming the Dunedin City Council for removing a bus stop....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Hard-pruned trees like 'stumps'...

Mandy Dreadon, of Maryhill, inspects a tree recently pruned in her street. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A Maryhill woman fears a Dunedin City Council "cost-cutting exercise" could be the "beginning of the end" for the trees lining her street....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Dunedin bucks benefit trend...

The number of New Zealanders accessing benefits during the September 2020 quarter is showing a marked increase on last year, but Dunedin and the Southern region appear to be bucking the trend — at least for the moment. Brenda Harwood reports....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Blind businesswoman sidesteps statistics...

Businesswoman Megan Turnbull relaxes in the garden at her psychotherapist clinic in North East Valley with her guide dog Annie last week. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE Blind Dunedin businesswoman Megan Turnbull is bucking a trend....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Scott to discuss Upham book...

Author Tom Scott during a visit to Egypt to research his book Searching for Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Tom Scott had long dreamed of writing a book that laid bare the truth about the British Commonwealth's ...

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Community space in demand...

South Dunedin Community Network manager Robyn McLean is excited about what lies ahead for the the place-based community organisation. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD The South Dunedin Community Network is building momentum and adding to its team, as demand grows fo...

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

One-stop job shop event ahead...

Ministry of Social Development Southern regional labour market manager Emma Hamilton and Platinum Recruitment relationship manager Dean Delaney say next week's Options 2020 event will be a valuable chance for employers, training organisations, and job...

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Three holes in one within three days...

Ryan Bellamy, of Port Chalmers, pops up a bunker shot to ''gimme'' distance on the 4th green during the Otago Matchplay Championships held at Balmacewen on Monday. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN Two holes in one in two days is a good feat....

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

Sacred Heart 125th anniversary 'team effort'...

Sacred Heart School pupils gather wearing colonial-style costumes on Friday, as the school's 125th anniversary celebrations get under way. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD A nervous wait gave way to excitement and a chance to reminisce for past and present pupil...

 2020-10-29 04:30 

Otago Daily Times

New emergency volunteering database out...

Volunteer South Dunedin-Waitaki manager Leisa de Klerk. PHOTO: KAYLA HODGE Volunteer South has released its new emergency volunteering database....

 2020-10-29 02:26 

Otago Daily Times

'Lyttleton' sign blunder - and not for the first time...

The sign on Evans Pass Rd is not the first to misspell Lyttelton. Lyttelton has been spelt incorrectly on a road sign once again....

 2020-10-29 02:11 

Otago Daily Times

Man charged over several alleged attacks in Christchurch...

A 45-year-old man will appear in the Christchurch District Court today on three charges of assault with intent to commit rape in Upper Riccarton this morning....

 2020-10-29 01:42 

Otago Daily Times

Uncapped Brumbies backs picked for Sydney clash...

Brumby Irae Simone gets a start in Sydney on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images Uncapped ACT Brumbies backs Noah Lolesio and Irae Simone will make their test debuts against the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday as Wallabies coach Dave Rennie rung the changes fo...

 2020-10-29 01:37 

Otago Daily Times

Drugs, cash, fake guns seized in raids...

Drugs, cash, ammunition and imitation pistols were seized in raids in North Otago yesterday....

 2020-10-29 01:22 

Otago Daily Times

Man in court charged with intent to commit rape in Upper Riccarton...

A 45-year-old man will appear in the Christchurch District Court today on three charges of assault with intent to commit rape in Upper Riccarton this morning....

 2020-10-29 01:15 

Otago Daily Times

When a City Rises - The People's Story: Quake rebuild film now in cinemas...

When a City Rises - The People's Story is out in cinemas today detailing the rebuild since the Christchurch earthquake....

 2020-10-29 01:07 

Otago Daily Times

Fans urged to mask up for Sydney Bledisloe match...

Fans celebrate during the second Bledisloe Cup match in Auckland earlier this month. Photo: Getty The 40,000 Sydney rugby fans expected at the Bledisloe Cup are being urged to wear masks and avoid taking public transport to the venue....

 2020-10-29 01:06 

Otago Daily Times

Contact tracing card trial set to start in Rotorua...

The trial will last for one week in Ngongotah. Photo: supplied A contact tracing trial is set to start in Rotorua to test the Bluetooth CovidCard technology....

 2020-10-29 01:04 

Otago Daily Times

Sotutu to get first All Black start...

Hoskins Sotutu will get his first All Black start in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup match. Photo: Getty Images Ian Foster has made three changes to the starting side to face the Wallabies in the third Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney....

 2020-10-29 01:00 

Otago Daily Times

All Blacks make several changes for Wallabies clash in Sydney...

Ian Foster. Photo: Getty Ian Foster has made three changes to the starting side to face the Wallabies in the third Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney....

 2020-10-29 00:55 

Otago Daily Times

Greens continue talks with Labour...

Green Party co-leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw say they expect to have an announcement about how they would work with Labour on Sunday....

 2020-10-29 00:54 

Otago Daily Times

NZ Open canned over Covid...

Australian Brad Kennedy celebrates winning the 2020 New Zealand Open. PHOTO: BRETT PHIBBS/PHOTOSPORT The New Zealand Golf Open has been canned....

 2020-10-29 00:49 

Otago Daily Times

Bees take over water tank...

Warmer weather in the South has heralded the start of bee swarm season....

 2020-10-29 00:46 

Otago Daily Times

Melbourne Cup work sweepstake: No 'firearms or sexual services' as prizes...

Photo: File / Getty Images If you are organising the Melbourne Cup work place sweepstake don't offer firearms or sexual services as prizes....

 2020-10-29 00:44 

Otago Daily Times

Questions still hang over future of Brownlee, other National MPs...

Gerry Brownlee Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas A major question mark remains over the future of National's deputy leader Gerry Brownlee following the party's devastating election loss....

 2020-10-29 00:35 

Otago Daily Times

Well known Canterbury Four Square changes hands...

ash29foursquare-scaled.jpg Shaun and Taryn McFadden (left) have sold their Netherby Four Square business to Kim Woods. Photo: Ashburton Courier The Netherby Four Square in Ashburton has a new owner....

 2020-10-29 00:32 

Otago Daily Times

Six new Covid cases in managed isolation...

Photo: Getty Images There are six new cases of Covid-19 detected in managed isolation facilities to report in New Zealand, but no new community cases for the seventh consecutive day....

 2020-10-29 00:20 

Otago Daily Times

Steve Hansen swaps codes and Canterburys...

Steve Hansen. Photo: Getty Images Former All Blacks and Canterbury coach Steve Hansen is switching codes - joining the Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL....

 2020-10-29 00:09 

Otago Daily Times

Air New Zealand axes more than 900 cabin crew...

Air New Zealand has dissolved 4000 jobs since the start of Covid-19. Photo: NZH File Air New Zealand is set to axe more than 900 international cabin crew as border restrictions continue to put pressure on the business....

 2020-10-29 00:08 

Otago Daily Times

NZ Open canned over Covid...

Australian Brad Kennedy celebrates winning the 2020 New Zealand Open. PHOTO: BRETT PHIBBS/PHOTOSPORT The New Zealand Golf Open has been canned....

 2020-10-29 00:04 

Otago Daily Times

Questions still hang over future of Brownlee and other National MPs...

Gerry Brownlee Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas A major question mark remains over the future of National's deputy leader Gerry Brownlee following the party's devastating election loss....

 2020-10-28 23:56 

Otago Daily Times

Unexplained Christchurch death: Longboard found...

Rosalie Anderson-Hill. Photo: Supplied Police say a longboard has been found but they are yet to confirm if it belongs to a Christchurch woman whose body was found in the Port Hills area....

 2020-10-28 23:47 

Otago Daily Times

Six new Covid cases in managed isolation...

Photo: Getty Images There are six new cases of Covid-19 detected in managed isolation facilities to report in New Zealand, but no new community cases for the seventh consecutive day....

 2020-10-28 23:37 

Otago Daily Times

Crash after driver assaults passenger...

A vehicle crashed into a rock face in Dunedin last night after the driver allegedly began assaulting his female passenger....

 2020-10-28 23:27 

Otago Daily Times

AOS illegally entered home, watchdog finds...

The Armed Offenders Squad entered a South Otago house illegally last year and arrested a man, an investigation has found....

 2020-10-28 23:11 

Otago Daily Times

'They eat a lot of meat' - reality of giant Canterbury cat questioned...

Mark Orr's glimpse of an animal which he believes was a black panther on the Perseverance Bike track near Hanmer Springs. Photo: Supplied / Mark Orr More evidence is needed before stories of a fabled giant cat in the South Island can be believed, an a...

 2020-10-28 23:01 

Otago Daily Times

Experts advocate partial home quarantine for travellers...

Photo: RNZ A group of top epidemiologists are suggesting that people arriving from places with a low Covid-19 risk spend part of their quarantine at home....

 2020-10-28 22:58 

Otago Daily Times

City council updates its wheelie bin app...

Christchurch City Council has released a new version of its free wheelie bin app to help residents put the correct items in their red, yellow and green bins....

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