As 2013 begins, ODT Online looks back at its top 10 stories
for last year. No prizes for guessing what headed the list!
1: Video: Nude Blacks victorious
Cool conditions were no deterrent to the Nude Blacks as they
took on the Springbox at the North Ground in Dunedin.
2: All in a day's work for a goblin
Lack of luck so far in becoming an extra in The Hobbit has
not deterred Polish visitor Maciek Osika, who took to the
streets of Queenstown in goblin attire.
3: Naked Kiwi surfer makes waves on Aussie beach
A quirky Kiwi woman has made waves in Australia by taking to
the surf wearing nothing more than a smile.
4: Cyclist killed outside Dunedin Hospital
A male cyclist has been killed after being hit by a truck and
trailer unit outside Dunedin Hospital.
5: Students pack out Hyde St for keg party
Police were forced to close Hyde St and move people off roofs
after thousands flocked to the annual keg party dressed as
everything from Tarzan to a yellow submarine.
6: Woman drank up to 10 litres of Coke a day
A mother-of-eight who had an up to 10-litre a day Coca-Cola
drinking habit never knew that excessive consumption of the
beverage was contributing to her health problems, an inquest
into her sudden death heard.
7: Men ‘in tears' over Delta redundancies
Men were reportedly in tears as Delta confirmed the loss of
up to 23 jobs, although some workers could yet be offered a
8: $100m hotel for Dunedin waterfront
A $100 million 28-storey luxury hotel - which would be the
tallest building in Dunedin - is planned for the city's
9: Ghost pushed us, Larnach Castle tourist
Ghostly sightings may have left Cumberland College students
spooked, but now a tourist has reported being bullied by a
ghost at Larnach Castle.
10: Rangers to rescue of seal in G-string
Lovers Leap, a G-string and a young seal all add up to one of
Department of Conservation marine ranger Jim Fyfe's better