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Big birthday bashes on backburner

Bella O’Connor had not made any big plans for her 16th birthday party, and that was probably a good thing. When the day rolled around...

Cancer Society still open and ready to help

The Cancer Society says it is still here supporting people with cancer, despite closing offices and suspending some services in response to the Covid-19...

PM update: Leave scheme for essential workers

Essential workers who take leave from their jobs to comply with public health guidelines can now access a leave scheme to ensure they continue...

89 new Covid-19 cases – largest daily rise yet

There are 89 new cases of coronavirus in New Zealand - the most recorded in a single day so far, director-general of health Ashley...

Trust earmarks $2m for dedicated Covid-19 Response Fund

The Otago Community Trust has earmarked $2m for a Covid-19 Response Fund. The board met virtually for the first time in its history at the...

Drive-through jabs just what doctor ordered

“Can I get my drink and fries up-sized with that?” may seem to be an unusual request from a patient visiting their doctor. But it...

University halls take up challenge

Many students at the University of Otago’s Carrington College have been buzzing with the challenge of Survivor-style mind games during the coronavirus lockdown. "It’s a challenge,...

61 new Covid-19 cases

Director of public health Dr Caroline McElnay has revealed there are 47 new confirmed cases and 14 probable cases of Covid-19, bringing the New...

Appeal to delay wage increase

About 20 Otago businesses have already succumbed to the Covid-19 lockdown and the Otago Chamber of Commerce believes many more could be pushed over...

Supermarkets to be open on Easter Sunday

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says supermarkets will be closed as usual on Good Friday, but open on Easter Sunday. Ardern made the announcement during her...
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