Otago Daily Times: National News

Doctor fined for 'inappropriate' act

Doctor fined for 'inappropriate' act

A doctor has been ordered to pay $35,000 after engaging in acts related to a 15-year-old that were "likely to bring discredit to the medical profession" and prescribing her contraceptives without a practising certificate.

Child sex offender jailed after breaching supervision

Child sex offender jailed after breaching supervision

A convicted child sex offender sent to prison for breaching his extended supervision order for the 11th time has been told by a judge that he needs be much more careful.

Call for military aid in housing crisis

The South Auckland Marae that has taken in 54 homeless families is calling for the armed forces to help out with the housing crisis.

Seven injured in crash near Makarora

Seven injured in crash near Makarora

Seven people have been injured, three seriously, in a crash north of Makarora this afternoon.

Waterspout over Hibiscus Coast

Waterspout over Hibiscus Coast

Several Hibiscus Coast residents have spotted a waterspout from the sky this afternoon.

Bowel screening programme costs could rise

A national bowel screening programme announced last week has been given a "red" rating by Treasury - indicating it could cost more and take longer to roll-out than expected.

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