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Ian Taylor joins NZ On Air board

Ian Taylor joins NZ On Air board

Dunedin businessman Ian Taylor and media specialist Helen Grattan have been appointed to the board of NZ On Air.

Gyllenhaal is boxer seeking redemption in 'Southpaw'

Gyllenhaal is boxer seeking redemption in 'Southpaw'

Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the role of a champion boxer who tries to turn his life around after tragedy strikes in Southpaw, a drama the Hollywood actor says is essentially about family.

Santas bring cheer to Copenhagen

Santas bring cheer to Copenhagen

Chuckling "Ho ho ho" and waving to the public, dozens of Santas brought some Christmas cheer to the Copenhagen summer as they began their annual World Santa Claus Congress.

Carport fire suspicious

Invercargill Police are investigating a suspicious fire that caused ''extensive'' damage to a carport and a nearby house in the city on Saturday.

Rugby: How well did the ABs do against the Pumas?

Rugby: How well did the ABs do against the Pumas?

ODT Online rugby writer Jeff Cheshire reviews the All Blacks' performance in their 39-18 win over the Pumas.

Tennessee gunman sent Islamic verse to friend

Tennessee gunman sent Islamic verse to friend

Hours before the Tennessee shooting that killed five US servicemen, the suspected gunman texted his close friend a link to a long Islamic verse that included the line: "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, then I have declared war against him."

Caution urged on treacherous roads

Caution urged on treacherous roads

Snow and ice have made roads treacherous around the region this morning, and motorists should take extra care.

Cricket: Australia executed perfect game plan - Johnson

Cricket: Australia executed perfect game plan - Johnson

Australia have hit back hard following their surprise defeat in the first Ashes test in Cardiff, fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said after his team took complete control of the second match at Lord's.

15,000 gather for Jaffa race

15,000 gather for Jaffa race

A crowd of about 15,000 gathered at Dunedin's Baldwin Street today for the annual Jaffa races.

Nick Cave's son dies after fall

Nick Cave's son dies after fall

A teenage son of Australian rocker Nick Cave is dead after falling 18m from a cliff in East Sussex.