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Children admitted to adult mental health wards

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:32:23 +1200

Mentally unwell children - including an 8-year-old - have been admitted as inpatients to adult mental health wards more than 1300 times during the last five years as the health system struggles to keep up with the number of children...

Work starts to replenish Otago salmon stocks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:30:00 +1200

Fish & Game is taking action to save the  "very low" wild salmon population in Otago and the  South Island. The organisation is in the initial stages of creating a committee and management plan for revitalising the fish. Contact...

Warmer weather perfect for pests to thrive

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:30:00 +1200

Yvonne O'Hara continues her series of articles on climate change -  part of a project developed with funding from Aotearoa/New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. Insects are going to love any projected warmer climates and will be...

Landcorp making transformation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:39:58 +1200

A value chain approach must be part of the solution for Landcorp and all New Zealand farming amid the ever-present challenge of volatility for commodity producers, the country's biggest farmer says. "We certainly see the impact...

Farmers join fight to tame wildings

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:43:32 +1200

Locals and visitors alike can now enjoy more of Central Otago's stunning natural landscape, thanks to the combined efforts of farmers, local communities and agencies taking on a prolific pest invader. A national programme to control...

Have you got the winning ticket? $200,000 Lotto prize still unclaimed after full month

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:57:02 +1200

The owner of the Caversham Four Square store is pleading with customers to check their Lotto tickets as a $200,000 prize remains unclaimed a month after the numbers were drawn. Store owner Sandra Shum said she called Lotto yesterday...

Queenstown gondola pioneer recalls steep teething troubles for 50th anniversary

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:02:56 +1200

When Queenstown's iconic gondola was built in the 1960s, its steepness caused difficulties for the engineers and operators. Today is the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the gondola, which was the first gondola system...

Rabbit plague invades township

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:02 +1200

Rabbit numbers on the Moeraki peninsula have skyrocketed and are at "plague" proportions, residents say. The township of Moeraki is "just crawling" with rabbits this spring, locals say, and dozens can be seen at the local camping...

Assault alleged on Dunedin schoolgirl

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:49:28 +1200

A Dunedin schoolgirl has sustained ''moderate injuries'' in an alleged assault by another pupil today. At about 11.40am police received a report that a student had assaulted another student at Otago Girls' High School. A St John...

Australia conquered - now sights set on America

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:23:58 +1200

Ranfurly teenager Amanda Voice has notched up another set of medals as she continues her quest to attend a world American quarter horse event. Amanda (15) won two gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the Australian Quarter Horse...

Romantic tale behind prizewinning partnership

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:05:09 +1200

The 2017 Husqvarna South Island Farm Foresters of the Year, Mark and Marjorie Hay, will host a field day on their Tuapeka West farm tomorrow afternoon. Otago Daily Times agribusiness reporter Sally Rae visits their impressive operation....

Fruit early, but shortage of workers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:39:30 +1200

Cromwell and Roxburgh orchardists are intending to start harvesting cherries this week, which is up to 10 days earlier than usual. However, there is also a shortage of workers. Orchardists spoken to by Southern Rural Life said...

Foley Family Wines buys Mt Difficulty for $55m

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:14:20 +1200

Award-winning Mt Difficulty Wines in Central Otago has been conditionally sold for about $55 million, with listed company Foley Family Wines scheduled to take over by June next year. Foley Family Wines chief executive Mark Turnbull...

Addict sold P to an undercover policewoman in South Dunedin

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:27:09 +1200

Desperate to make some cash to feed his P addiction, a drug dealer got into a car outside a South Dunedin takeaways. ''Briar'' had texted Christopher Narayan Blair, 29, out of the blue on July 24. They agreed: 0.25g of methamphetamine...

Another 1000 cattle to be culled as disease spreads

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:27:01 +1200

Another 1000 cattle on a newly identified infected Waimate property will be culled on top the 4000 cattle already scheduled for destruction because of Mycoplasma bovis. The latest farm to test positive is one of two in the Waimate...

Cricket: Wicket and even the new ball spurn Stags

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +1200

Adam Milne's voice gave it away not long after the bails were lifted at the University of Otago Oval in Dunedin yesterday. "Yeah, it's been a pretty long day," Milne managed after the Central Districts Stags trudged off the park...

Legendary Kiwi great-grandmother still driving at 101

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:44:18 +1200

She cooks three meals a day, still grows her own vegetables, drives herself to the shops and has a sherry every night. But Ranfurly resident Bessie Pearson's longevity is also due to an old adage she was told as a young girl and...

Upper Clutha farmers claim ORC comments 'misleading'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:58:38 +1200

A group of Upper Clutha farmers are not ruling out legal action to make the Otago Regional Council "adhere to its responsibilities", a group representative says. The Upper Clutha Farmers Group believes that because Contact Energy...

Fish and Game questions ORC on Lindis flows

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:30:00 +1200

Otago Fish and Game has expressed "real concern'' over what it describes as the Otago Regional Council's failure to support its own commissioner's decision at a resource consent hearing into minimum water flows. In September last...

Gore farmer next Beef+Lamb New Zealand chairman

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:30:00 +1200

Gore farmer Andrew Morrison will take over as chairman of Beef+Lamb New Zealand next year. Yesterday, James Parsons announced he had chosen not to seek re-election in March, after nine years on the board, saying the time was right...