ODT's top 10 stories of 2012

As 2013 begins, ODT Online looks back at its top 10 stories for last year. No prizes for guessing what headed the list!


1: Video: Nude Blacks victorious
Cool conditions were no deterrent to the Nude Blacks as they took on the Springbox at the North Ground in Dunedin. Read more

2: All in a day's work for a goblin
Lack of luck so far in becoming an extra in The Hobbit has not deterred Polish visitor Maciek Osika, who took to the streets of Queenstown in goblin attire. Read more

3: Naked Kiwi surfer makes waves on Aussie beach
A quirky Kiwi woman has made waves in Australia by taking to the surf wearing nothing more than a smile. Read more


4: Cyclist killed outside Dunedin Hospital
A male cyclist has been killed after being hit by a truck and trailer unit outside Dunedin Hospital. Read more


5: Students pack out Hyde St for keg party
Police were forced to close Hyde St and move people off roofs after thousands flocked to the annual keg party dressed as everything from Tarzan to a yellow submarine. Read more


6: Woman drank up to 10 litres of Coke a day
A mother-of-eight who had an up to 10-litre a day Coca-Cola drinking habit never knew that excessive consumption of the beverage was contributing to her health problems, an inquest into her sudden death heard. Read more


7: Men ‘in tears' over Delta redundancies
Men were reportedly in tears as Delta confirmed the loss of up to 23 jobs, although some workers could yet be offered a reprieve. Read more


8: $100m hotel for Dunedin waterfront
A $100 million 28-storey luxury hotel - which would be the tallest building in Dunedin - is planned for the city's waterfront. Read more

9: Ghost pushed us, Larnach Castle tourist claims
Ghostly sightings may have left Cumberland College students spooked, but now a tourist has reported being bullied by a ghost at Larnach Castle. Read more

10: Rangers to rescue of seal in G-string
Lovers Leap, a G-string and a young seal all add up to one of Department of Conservation marine ranger Jim Fyfe's better work stories. Read more

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