Online ODT

German chancellor named Time's 'Person of Year'

Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 "Person of the Year", noting her resilience and leadership when faced with the refugee crisis and turmoil in the European Union over its currency this year.

Boat capsizes at Taieri Mouth (+ video)

Boat capsizes at Taieri Mouth (+ video)

Police are praising the preparedness of two Mosgiel fishermen who flipped their 4.3m Stabicraft boat at the Taieri Mouth bar just before midday.

Record number of data breaches

Record number of data breaches

A stolen handbag containing names of hundreds of patients who had undergone a sensitive medical procedure was one of a record number of data breaches reported in the past year.

Search continues off Raglan beach

Searchers are combing the waves off Raglan beach as they look for a missing Hamilton teen.

'ODT' delayed this morning

'ODT' delayed this morning Due to technical difficulties, the Otago Daily Times will be delivered up to two hours late in some parts of the region today.

Football: Liverpool defender keen to start

Football: Liverpool defender keen to start

Defender Dejan Lovren is keen to make the most of his first Premier League start under manager Juergen Klopp when Liverpool take on Manchester City, with the Croat replacing injured centre back Mamadou Sakho.

Plea for patience as concert boosts traffic

Plea for patience as concert boosts traffic

Motorists are being warned to expect some delays on southern roads as thousands visit the city for tonight's Fleetwood Mac concert.

Nail gun stolen from Waverley

Nail gun stolen from Waverley

A nail gun was stolen while a man was "doing work'' on his house, police say.

Empty kayak missing in Clutha River

Empty kayak missing in Clutha River

An empty kayak is missing on the Clutha River, say police.

Parking ticket machines accept new banknotes

Parking ticket machines accept new banknotes

Dunedin parking ticket machines have been upgraded and will now accept the new $5 and $10 banknotes.