Otago Daily Times: National News

Man jailed after Westport tourist attack

Man jailed after Westport tourist attack

A man who attempted to sexually violate a tourist in Westport in June has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison, without parole.

Katitkati woman dies after crash

An elderly woman who was critically injured when she was hit by a truck in Katikati on Monday has died.

AC/DC drummer in court

AC/DC drummer in court

A warrant to arrest former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was briefly issued when he failed to arrive on time for his High Court appearance today.

Big boost in teaching kids to read

Reading big books to schoolchildren while also sounding out words in the story has been labelled a "breakthrough" to improving literacy.

Mum's anger at gesture to 6-year-old

Police are investigating an incident on Waiheke Island where a drink driver is said to have tried to coerce a 6-year-old girl into his car then made a threatening throat-slitting gesture at her when she refused.

Road reopened after serious Aukland crash

Police have reopened a road following a serious crash in Auckland last night.

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