Otago Daily Times: National News

Labour, Greens team up for election

Labour, Greens team up for election

Voters will be presented with a viable alternative at the next general election after the Green and Labour parties agreed yesterday to present a united front in an effort to topple the Government.

Van driver given home detention

An Indian cook without a valid licence who fell asleep at the wheel of a van which crashed near Luggate, killing a passenger, will serve home detention.

Driver found to have cannabis in system

A Turangi teenager on a restricted licence had cannabis and alcohol in his system when he crashed into a tree, killing a passenger and injuring another.

Yak meat, cheese confiscated at border

Yak meat, cheese confiscated at border

A Mongolian woman was stopped from entering New Zealand after yak meat and homemade Mongolian cheese was found on her.

Work starts on Greymouth Hospital

Ground was broken today on the new $76 million Greymouth Hospital, ending five months of uncertainty and four years of planning.

Superbugs spark fears of 'antibiotic apocalypse'

Superbugs spark fears of 'antibiotic apocalypse'

Scientists are warning that the world could be in for an "antibiotic apocalypse", with a rise in drug-resistant superbugs killing 10 million people every year by 2050. Science reporter Jamie Morton discusses the issue with one of New Zealand's best known microbiologists, Dr Siouxsie Wiles of the University of Auckland.

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