Timothy Brown

Age not a factor in incident: Strachan

Age not a factor in incident: Strachan

Rowing legend Fred Strachan's confidence has been dented, but age was not a factor in Sunday's ''freak accident'', he says.

Buried boy's father grateful for help

Buried boy's father grateful for help

A Timaru father yesterday recounted the horror of finding his son unconscious with a mouth full of dirt.

Travesty if trees felled: resident

Travesty if trees felled: resident

A Dunedin woman hopes to stay the executioner's hand in a case she likens to The Lorax.

For the Empire's cause . . .

For the Empire's cause . . .

Today, the Otago Daily Times begins publishing commemoration notices for those with Otago links who died during World War 1. Here, Timothy Brown recounts the story of Otago's first WW1 fatality.

Evening raises $5000 for Tuwhare crib residency

The first fundraising steps have been taken on a path it is hoped will lead to a creative residence at Kaka Point.

I knew you were trouble: tempting a songstress

I knew you were trouble: tempting a songstress

Dunedin lad Ben Wombwell might have left songstress Taylor Swift speechless but he won't feature in any of her lyrics - not anytime soon, anyway.

Drug-making focus of home explosion inquiry

Drug-making focus of home explosion inquiry

A drug manufacturing operation is at the centre of a police investigation into an explosion at a Green Island home, police say.

Southland quake 'just enough to rock the wine'

A ''severe'' earthquake shook Western Southland last night.

Flying passion took off young

Flying passion took off young

They have been wing men since kindergarten, but Dan Veale and Jordan Kean's friendship is still flying high.

Quakes rattle western Southland

Quakes rattle western Southland

Two earthquakes have shaken western Southland.