Otago - Latest News and Headlines


Vigil for slain Otago miniature horse stabbed 40 times

Star's owner says it's to lift the 'bad ju-ju' in Waitati.


Police appeal for van sightings in Dunedin homicide case

A body was found in a rural location.

ecstasy being handed over at a house party..

Student union wants testing of drugs in all universities

Chlöe Swarbrick is backing the call

The "frenzied attack on a defenceless animal" left him shocked.

Vet says miniature horse stabbing 'worst he's ever seen'

The "frenzied attack on a defenceless animal" left him shocked.


Police discover body north of Dunedin

Police can't confirm if it's related to a missing person report.

Watch: The Government is considering making drug testing at festivals legal.

Otago Uni students can check their drugs at O week

The aim is to reduce any harm for students involved in Orientation week.


Miniature horse dies after being stabbed more than 40 times

Tragically, Star has passed away from the horrific attack.

Star was stabbed more than 40 times.

Miniature horse stabbed 40 times in Otago paddock

Star survived the attack but his owners are left with a huge vet bill.


11yo Dunedin joyrider crashes stolen car

"It was a really bad error in judgement."

Watch: Clementine Ford told Newshub why she tweets about killing men.

Clementine Ford slams Otago Daily Times for 'disgusting' rape article

Some Kiwi journalists say she's got a point.


Fatal crash in Ranfurly

The crash happened on Kyeburn Diggings Road.


Otago group urges Government to fund free GP visits

Some experts say cost isn't the only reason some people skip appointments.

Providore isn't the first wine label to use AR technology, but it is the first to use it to tell a story.

Otago winemaker's augmented reality tour a hit

The company plans to have a virtual cellar door with a full tasting room.

House prices around the country are on the way up.

Average house prices reach all-time national high

Eight regions soared to their highest average asking prices ever.

Watch: A teenager appears to be the first person to successfully Lime scooter down Dunedin's Baldwin St.

Lime scooters spotted in Balclutha

The Clutha mayor is unhappy scooters are being illegally brought to the district.


Naked man arrested after Dunedin break-in

Two people locked themselves upstairs while he rummaged through their flat.

Watch NIWA's Chris Brandolino and Ben Noll explain what we can expect for the summer months.

Scorching hot 30degC+ temperatures to hit parts of NZ

Most regions will have daily highs of at least 27degC.

Power lines are down across multiple roads in Otago and Canterbury including on Dunns Ave, Pines Beach.

South Island storm: Buildings rattled, powerlines torn down

Motorists are warned to avoid unnecessary travel.


What really killed Alexander the Great?

An Otago researcher suggests original theories may be wrong.


Four injured in Queenstown tree fall incident

Children are believed to be among the injured.

More Otago News: Dunedin, Queenstown