Otago Daily Times: National News

Truck driver has lucky escape

A driver was lucky to escape serious injury when his truck flipped and landed upside-down on top of a rock wall on the wrong side of the road yesterday.

Search resumes for missing boatie

A search has resumed this morning for a man missing on Lake Rotorua after a boat he was in sank yesterday evening.

Theft charge over One Tree Hill pine's remains

Theft charge over One Tree Hill pine's remains

The story of the Monterey pine that stood on Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill for more than a century took another turn when a man alleged to have tried to sell its remains on Trade Me was charged with theft.

Cameron Slater's texts to PM: Labour tried to kill me

Cameron Slater's texts to PM: Labour tried to kill me

Blogger Cameron Slater has claimed in texts to Prime Minister John Key that senior Labour staffer Matt McCarten was involved in hacking his emails and that Labour even tried to kill him.

Fourth charged with sheep theft

A fourth offender charged with the theft of 16 sheep in Eketahuna was singled out as the plan's prime motivator at her sentencing in Palmerston North District Court.

Mobility scooter death sparks call for WOF

The death of a mobility scooter rider critically injured after colliding with a truck in Katikati township has sparked a call for riders to be licensed or for a warrant of fitness test to be introduced.

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