The polar blast that hit the South this morning looks
set to stay for the rest of the week. The conditions meant
delayed starts for schools, warnings for motorists and may
have led to a car going into Otago Harbour.
Alex and the Lads band members Casey Pike (16, left), on lead
vocals and rhythm guitar, and Connor Sutherland (17), on
bass, both of Taieri College, perform at the
Smokefreerockquest Otago regional final at Sammy's, in
Dunedin, last night.
News that Central Otago Health Services Ltd and the
Southern District Health Board reached agreement this week
over funding for Dunstan Hospital came in the wake of a
groundswell of support for the hospital from the community it
serves. Shane Gilchrist talks to a group of battlers about an
earlier fight to retain health services in the district.
Rarely is a good word said about ferrets in New Zealand.
After all, they eat our native birds. But, as Mark Price
reports, Hyde rabbiter Stephen Dickson has been working with
them for three years now, and has built up a certain ...