Otago Daily Times: National News

Concerns over quality of Ritalin studies - researchers

Researchers voiced concern on about poor quality studies on the popular ADHD treatment Ritalin, saying evidence of some benefits, but also of sleep problems and appetite loss, suggests the drug should be prescribed with caution.

Man fulfils pledge after friend's death

A Kaitaia man's mates have helped him fulfil his goal of completing the Kerikeri Half Marathon, eight months after his death at the age of 30.

White Ribbon Day march in Auckland

White Ribbon Day march in Auckland

There's a display of solidarity for those affected by family violence on Auckland's Queen St this morning.

Giraffe moving south to Orana Wildlife Park

The Mainland has a tall order coming its way - as Auckland Zoo's 2-year-old giraffe Shira begins a three-day sea voyage south this morning.

Service and staff issues threat to tourism

Service and staff issues threat to tourism

Lax service and acute labour shortages are a threat to New Zealand's booming tourism sector, says an industry body.

Father of dead boy considering legal advice

The father of a Taradale Primary School student who died is considering legal advice independent of WorkSafe New Zealand's report after they cleared the school of all responsibility.

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