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Crushed man in critical condition

The wife of a man crushed between two trucks near Auckland airport this morning is by his bedside as he remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Southland crash victim named

Southland crash victim named

Police have named the man who died after crashing his 4WD vehicle into a power pole near Winton in Southland early yesterday.

Residents warned to keep doors locked

An intruder apparently tried to gain entry to a house at Drivers Rd, Dunedin, about 9pm on Monday, but ran off when challenged by a resident, police said.

Football: Newcastle down Phoenix

Football: Newcastle down Phoenix

We are always told that pre-season is about the performance rather than the result.

Man arrested after castrations in Chinese nursing home

Man arrested after castrations in Chinese nursing home

Police in China have arrested a man on suspicion of castrating or partially castrating four patients at a nursing home, state media said, in the latest scandal to hit the country's medical sector.

Temporary fix for Wanaka pool

Temporary fix for Wanaka pool

Wanaka's public pool is expected to reopen within two months, following a Queenstown Lakes District Council decision to spend $115,000 to strengthen the Wanaka Community Pool building as a temporary measure. 

Routine road stop leads to drug charges in Roxburgh

Routine road stop leads to drug charges in Roxburgh

Two Dunedin men are facing drug charges after their car was pulled over by police in Roxburgh because the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

Rugby Chat: Who will win the Premier final?

Rugby Chat: Who will win the Premier final?

ODT rugby columnist Paul Dwyer talks with Taieri halfback Kurt Hammer and University halfback Nick Annear ahead of their Dunedin Premier final clash this weekend. He also names his form XV for the season and opens voting for the People's Choice award.

110 jobs likely to go at Fonterra plant

Around 110 jobs are likely to lose their jobs at Fonterra's Canpac plant in Waikato as it changes its focus.

Athletics: Dunedin runner nears end of ultramarathon

Athletics: Dunedin runner nears end of ultramarathon

After more than 30 hours, Dunedin runner Glenn Sutton is nearing the end of his first Badwater 135 Ultramarathon through Death Valley in the US.