The digital revolution has just taken another turn for Otago
Daily Times readers with the launch today of www.odt.co.nz, an open and free source of
local, national, international and sports news.
We invite you on board the Otago Daily Times' multi-media
platform at www.odt.co.nz - we guarantee it will be
an exciting, entertaining and rewarding ride around your
Late last year we launched the successful motoring website
drivesouth.co.nz, and from today www.odt.co.nz will be your first port of
call for breaking news.
We'll update constantly throughout the day, bringing you the
latest national and local news as well as features from
throughout our region, New Zealand and the world.
The Otago Daily Times has been online for a long time.
Indeed, we were digital pioneers. Our site was launched in
July 1997, giving a snapshot of local and national news and a
complete replica of the newspaper for our digital
subscribers. You will still be able to access the digital
edition of your favourite newspaper, but now there is so much
And, of course, it's all about you. We have designed the site
for you, our readers. Now you can interact with the ODT in
many exciting and different ways. So, let's have a
conversation at www.odt.co.nz
You'll be able to comment on stories, vote in polls, send us
your photographs, create your own news stories.
Your opinions will help shape the news as never before.
Don't be scared to contact us. We want both your feedback and
your contributions _ stories, photos, events - and we now
have the cyberspace to publish what we receive.
The ODT is rightly known for the depth of our local coverage,
and we'll carry that even further online.
Not only will we replicate online the hyper-local stories
found in the Regioins section of the print edition, but the
site takes this further with a unique Your Town section.
Most of the towns in our area get their own home-page,
complete with news stories, photographs, events, photo
slideshows and weather.
If your school is staging a play and you've taken some
photographs, send them in. If it snows, we want your
pictures. Is there a community notice you want published? No
problem - we've made it easy to submit your content.
We have also taken into account the importance of tertiary
students to the region by creating an On Campus section,
complete with news, photo slideshows, blogs and a gig guide.
Elsewhere on the site, our sport coverage will be as
comprehensive as ever, ranging from grassroots local games to
the most up-to-date news and results from around the globe.
For world news we have signed a partnership with
international news giant Associated Press to deliver the
latest news and photographs from throughout the world.
Wherever news happens, AP is there, and we will be there with
We aim to provide depth as well as breadth. Make sure to
check out our Opinion and Business section for independent
thought and analysis.
Our bloggers will provide a slightly different flavour of
opinion, but will certainly be entertaining.
Our Lifestyle pages will showcase the best food and wine
coverage, along with ODT features, health stories and travel.
As you would expect from reading Play in the print edition,
music, film, books and the arts will all be comprehensively
reported and analysed in Entertainment.
And, of course, if Britney sneezes, we'll cover that too.
Check us out at www.odt.co.nz