A trade deal which will make New Zealand summerfruit more competitively priced for Japanese and Vietnamese consumers is good news for Central Otago orchardists, growers say.
The national merino shearing title was claimed by an
Australian for the sixth successive year but the national
woolhandling winner was a hometown favourite.
Nineteen jobs are under threat after the embattled Bruce
Woollen Mill at Milton was placed in receivership.
A woman has been charged with careless driving after speeding
through the scene of a head-on crash at Moeraki on Monday
night, allegedly almost colliding with emergency services
Maritime New Zealand is investigating how a crew member on
the deep sea trawler Drysdale fell into the ship's hold while
the vessel was berthed at Bluff on Monday evening.
A severe weather watch remains in place for Otago although
the worst has probably passed, the MetService says.
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