Otago Daily Times:

Dunedin

Disheartened at driver's dell destruction

Disheartened at driver's dell destruction

An ''ignorant'' and ''dim'' vandal has driven a car through the Dunedin Botanic Garden, causing at least $1000 damage and destroying a 12-year-old rhododendron.

$16,000 paid over fire

$16,000 paid over fire

Queenstown's council has been paid more than $16,000 by the National Rural Fire Authority, relating to the cost of fighting a fire at Cecil Peak a year ago.

Great South Basin still oil frontier

Great South Basin still oil frontier

The Great South Basin remains the ''holy grail'' of frontier oil and gas exploration in New Zealand, and is included in the 2015 block offer announced by Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges yesterday.

11-year-old crashes parents' car in police chase

11-year-old crashes parents' car in police chase

An 11-year-old boy was lucky to escape injury after crashing his parents' car into a truck while trying to flee police.

Greens condemn 'reckless' policy

Greens condemn 'reckless' policy

The Government continues to ignore the concern of New Zealanders about deep sea drilling, the Green Party says.

Candid advocate top dairy woman

Candid advocate top dairy woman

West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne was recently named Dairy Woman of the Year. She talks to agribusiness reporter Sally Rae. 

One dead as pair try to ram US spy agency

One dead as pair try to ram US spy agency

Two people tried to ram their vehicle into the National Security Agency's entrance gates near Washington before guards shot one of them dead, officials say.

Aussie airlines agree on new cockpit rules

Aussie airlines agree on new cockpit rules

Australian airlines must have two crew members in the cockpit at all times, under a deal struck with the industry after the Germanwings plane crash.

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