Strong northwest winds are creating problems in Otago today,
felling power lines, fanning a large scrub fire and prompting
warnings for motorists.
Locals helping locals is how the people behind the newly
formed Otago Suicide Prevention Trust describe the group.
Otago primary schools have outclassed the rest of the
country's schools by recording the highest levels of
achievement in reading, writing and mathematics, Ministry of
Education data shows.
Lifting the cap on the recognised seasonal employer (RSE)
scheme has been welcomed by horticulture and viticulture
industry groups, which say the scheme underpins growth in
Cautions are in place for many roads in the South owing to
snow and ice brought by this week's wintry blast.
Anything that helps to recruit and retain rural doctors is a
positive move, rural health providers in Otago say.
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