Teacher who pinched student’s bottom, said she had a ‘nice bum’ allowed back in classrooms

NeONBRAND A teacher who pinched a student’s bottom and told her she had a “nice bum” will be allowed back in classrooms after the Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal declined to cancel his registration. (File photo) A teacher who pinched a student’s bottom and told her she had a “nice bum” will be allowed back in classrooms. … Read more

Crash in Christchurch leaves one dead

One person has died following a crash on the QEII Drive off-ramp in Christchurch this morning. Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen The single vehicle crash happened at about 1.10am. It is understood the person was the sole occupant in a vehicle travelling on SH74 prior to the crash, police said in a statement this afternoon. … Read more

Get Your Dot (Vaccine) At Eden Park To Help Tāmaki Makaurau Reach 90%

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 7:18 pmPress Release: Eden Park Eden Park, the spiritual, cultural, and sporting home of many legends is now the home of #GotYaDot – a unifying campaign to help whanau, hapū, iwi, teams, communities, and families to get a dot and protect their whakapapa. “We want all those who have yet to … Read more

Auditor-General sees no fault with Health Ministry over vaccine register deal

Kavinda Herath/Stuff A row over the Health Ministry’s procurement of a system to manage vaccinations appears unsettled. A claim by Auckland software company Orion Health that the Health Ministry squandered millions of dollars on software to manage Covid vaccinations has not been substantiated by the Auditor-General. But Orion Health chief executive Ian McCrae said that … Read more

Otago gold mine deep cleaned as contractor self isolates

Areas of the Macraes gold mine in Otago are being deep cleaned, after they were visited by a person connected to the Covid-19 cases in Christchurch. Macraes gold mine in Otago has commenced a precautionary deep clean of its common areas. Photo: SUPPLIED Macraes Operation general manager Mike Fischer said common areas in the processing … Read more

Taser used in Christchurch e-bike theft

Our journalists are your neighbours We are the South’s eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news. As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that … Read more

Covid-19 Cases In Christchurch – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 5:48 pmPress Release: Science Media Centre Two new community cases have been detected in Christchurch last night. The two unvaccinated people are from the same household, and neither were regular users of the Covid tracer app. More information on how the Government will respond to the new cases, such as the … Read more

The micro tools to help you study on the job

Technology is rapidly changing our everyday lives. Two new courses at Tech Futures Lab allow you to keep up with the developments affecting your work, without taking time away from your job.  Technology can be intimidating. Words like “blockchain” and “augmented reality” and concepts like big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are familiar, … Read more

Hurunui mayor bitterly disappointed with mandatory water reform

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black and the district council are bitterly disappointed that the Government has ignored the feedback provided by councils, on behalf of their communities, by deciding to make the Three Waters Reform mandatory. Hurunui District Council engaged with the government on its proposed Three Waters Reform Programme on the basis that any outcomes … Read more


Okinawa Flat Belly Tonic-Lose Weight Fast

The Okinawa Flat Belly Tonic is a new one of a kind weight loss “tonic” supplement. It helps men and women burn fat fast using a simple 20-second Japanese tonic.